E3 Bradford, the local initiative that works to bridge the gap between businesses and education is searching for volunteer enterprise advisers to provide support to school leadership teams. The main focus will be to help schools embed enterprise and entrepreneurialism into the curriculum.
E3 has recently secured the contract to deliver a Leeds City Region pilot programme in Bradford: one of only six LEPs to be chosen by Cabinet Office to take forward some of the recommendations outlined in Lord Young’s report ‘Enterprise for All: The relevance of enterprise in education’, published last June. One of the aims of the programme is to boost school and business engagement with a specific focus on entrepreneurship and working in a small business environment.
The role of an enterprise adviser is voluntary and advisers can be from the private or public sector, or be self-employed. They will forge links between schools and local businesses, including social entrepreneurs, facilitating visits or work experience and shadowing opportunities.
E3 Bradford will provide support to the new advisers by helping get schools involved in the pilot, arranging introductions and providing resources to assist in carrying out the role. Time commitments will be agreed with advisers and the partner schools.
Paul Mackie, Bradford Chamber President and chair of E3 Bradford: “We’re delighted to launch this LEP pilot in the Bradford District. It’s a very positive move and with dedicated enterprise advisers bringing education and business together I’m optimistic that we can strengthen the links between the two and create a culture of enterprise in more schools.”
E3 Bradford is inviting members of the business community to a breakfast briefing event on Tuesday 3rd March at City Hub, Bradford to find out more about how to become an enterprise adviser operating in the Leeds City Region.
Anyone interested in becoming one of the first enterprise advisers is welcome to attend the briefing which takes place from 8.30am to 10.00am. Places should be reserved by contacting Zara Brining on 01274 230042, or firstname.lastname@example.org by 27th February.
For further information about E3 Bradford activities visit www.e3bradford.co.uk
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