Why are we doing this, what's the cause that motivates us?

Three reasons.....

1. INSPIRING THE NEXT GENERATION OF ENTREPRENEURs

In a step up from traditional work experience assignments or school projects, we want to get school pupils actively involved in the end to end process of real business solutions…

- working with real businesses,

- developing real propositions for real customers,

- generating real profits

2. our approach is aligned to 'developing young workforce'

In 2014, following research undertaken by Sir Ian Wood, the Scottish Government published the Developing the Young Workforce - Scotland's Youth Employment Strategy. The aim of DYW is to bridge the gap between education and employers by providing young people with the right education, training and experience to get into fulfilling jobs and careers.

3. INCOME GENERATED BY OUR CHALLENGES

will be used to fund other enterprise and entrepreneurship programs in Scotland's schools

In 2017 we’ll be specifically supporting Scotland’s Enterprising Schools and their partner organisations….

Scotland's Enterprising Schools is a project developed by Scotland Can Do to help achieve their ambition "to achieve an education system with entrepreneurship and innovation at it's core, seizing the opportunities presented by Curriculum for Excellence".

Young Enterprise Scotland is a registered charity that has been working to inspire and equip young people to learn and succeed through enterprise in Scotland for 40 years. They now run a variety of inspiring enterprise and entrepreneurship programmes for young people aged 5 to 30 across Primary, Secondary and tertiary educations as well as in prisons, secure and residential units and with community groups. Their team of passionate staff and hugely committed volunteers work hard to support the young people that Young Enterprise Scotland engages with to reach their full potential.

Helping students to run their own business and support their communities! Social Enterprise in Education gives students hands-on experience of running a business. By building on strengths and confidence, it also develops students as responsible citizens with more understanding of social justice and community.

CETS is an educational organisation whose aim is to support educational establishments in embedding co-operative enterprise education into their curriculum. It's work includes innovative projects to give school pupils an insight into setting and running their own co-operative through a 2-day business start up programme.

On a mission to empower young people by giving them the skills to make great decisions about their future careers with clarity and a sense of purpose.

also...

Other organisations delivering similar services to Scottish schools can also benefit if they are nominated by a business taking part in our Missions

If your organisation delivers enterprise to Scottish school children and you'd like to get involved, please get in touch (click here)

Lastly, where the money goes

 

  • Funds raised during the pilot will be passed to Scotland’s Enterprising Schools' (SES) original 4 partners: Young Enterprise Scotland, Social Enterprise Academy, CETS and Curriculo Solutions

  • Schools taking part will receive 25% of the money that their team generates. E.g. if a team (the school and a business working together) generates £1,000, the school will receive a grant of £250. The balance will be passed to our 4 SES partners