Peter Jones Enterprise Academies
Greenwood Academies Trust forms an alliance with the "Peter Jones Enterprise"
Dragons Den Star and Entrepreneur Peter Jones has embarked on a mission to invite schools to host a well-rounded Enterprise programme. The main premise behind the programme is to empower young people across the UK through an Enterprise education.
The Academies and their students involved will be supported to start their businesses, achieving globally recognised qualifications in business, enterprise and entrepreneurship. In addition, the Academies will also receive funding to encourage their students to start their own business whilst being at school.
The importance of the Enterprise programs in schools:
Research shows that the need for Enterprise education is in demand as statistics from a study showed 61% agree that young people entering the world of work today don’t currently have the enterprising skill-set needed by most employers. Therefore as a Trust we feel the duty to participate in the fulfilment and development of those enterprise skills.
“I am delighted that Nottingham Girls' Academy is one of the first school-based Peter Jones Enterprise Academies. It has huge potential not just to inspire our students in enterprise and entrepreneurialism, but to give them the tools to succeed in business – and in life." Wayne Norrie, Chief Executive Officer of Greenwood Academies Trust
“We look forward to working closely with the first 20 schools to sign up as Peter Jones Enterprise Academies – and the next wave after them – to inspire young people and to give all their students the opportunity to start and grow a business, gaining practical experience and developing invaluable life skills that will pay dividends whatever path they choose. We have run the programme successfully in FE for several years, and supported over 3500 graduates of the Enterprise Academy. It is great this opportunity will now also be available to school children for the first time.” Jonathan Sobczyk, Chief Executive Officer of the Peter Jones Foundation for Enterprise
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