National guide to the world of work and enterprise education

21st January 2000 at 00:00
ENTERPRISING INFANTS

A programme for P1-P3 which aims to develop the core skills, foster "co-operation, confidence and responsibility", extend children's knowledge of the world in which they live, and begin the development of enterprise skills.

GO FOR ENTERPRISE

For P4-P7, this programme does the same but adds a real business experience.

The two primary programmes have trained 3,000 teachers, covering 60 per cent of schools and 30,000 pupils a year.

MANAGING ENTERPRISE IN THE CURRICULUM

An in-service course, usually lasting half a day, aimed at primary heads and assistant heads to demonstrate how education fits into the curriculum.

ENTERPRISE SKILLS FOR S1-S2

This pack builds on the primary experience and shows how enterprise skills can be developed These four initiatives are known collectively as the schools enterprise programme and enjoy substantial backing from the Bank of Scotland.

BE AN INVENTOR

A new competition for P4-P7 pupils developed by the Glasgow Science Centre which has attracted 244 entries in its inaugural year. It can be delivered as part of the Go for Enterprise primary programme.

THINK BUSINESS

A video featuring the stories of seven young Scottish entrepreneurs which has been sent to every school and has accompanying teachers' notes. It is part of the Entrepreneurs in Schools initiative which aims to establish an "entrepreneurs in residence" scheme across Scotland.

YOUNG ENTERPRISE SCOTLAND

YES is aimed at S4-S6 and has provided a real business experience to more than 4,700 young people in 74 per cent of secondary schools in 1998-99.

ACHIEVERS INTERNATIONAL

Also aimed at S4-S6, this Atlanta-based initiative is specifically for schools to create import-export products with an overseas partner school, learning communicative and creative as well as business skills along the way. Some 70 Scottish schools, involving 1,000 pupils, are currently participating.

ENTERPRISE CHALLENGE DAYS

This allows large numbers of fifth- and ixth-year pupils a taste of enterprise very quickly. The next major challenge will be held during the international conference organised by Scottish education business partnerships (EBP 2000) in Edinburgh in June: 150 Scottish youngsters will take part in an event which will run concurrently in Dunedin and Toronto.

GET INTO ENTERPRISE

A full programme in its own right but also with modules which can be added to existing courses, this is for 14 to 25-year-olds in schools, colleges and community groups from disadvantaged areas. It aims to increase self-confidence as well as encourage people to think of self-employment and general employability.

SHAD VALLEY

An international summer programme for high achievers in upper secondary, it aims to promote science, technology and entrepreneurship. A four-week residential on a university campus is followed by a four- to five-week work placement with a sponsoring company. Strathclyde University hosts the first Scottish event to be held in Glasgow from July 2-28.

INDUSTRY AND ENTERPRISE AWARENESS FOR TEACHERS (IEAT)

This replaces the former teacher placement service. Government cash of pound;3 million over the next three years will allow 3,600 teachers to spend 10 days on a business placement.

ENTERPRISE CLUBS and GROW YOUR OWN

These can be anything from individual teacher initiatives to running the school tuck shop or a disco.

ENTERPRISING COLLEGES

Half of Scotland's FE colleges have been funded by Scottish Enterprise to promote enterprise programmes through staff and curriculum development and student activity.

UNIVERSITY ENTREPRENEURSHIP PROGRAMME

Around 3,000 students are taking "entrepreneurship electives" this session. A survey of the original students who took part showed that 13 per cent now run their own business.

For information on all programmes, contact the National Centre: Education for Work and Enterprise, University of Strathclyde, Jordanhill Campus, 76 Southbrae Drive, Glasgow G13 1PP, tel: 0141 950 3566.


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