Cash boost for City College Plymouth in quest to make students entrepreneurial
A PLYMOUTH college has been chosen to join a programme aimed at encouraging 'social entrepreneurs'.
And City College Plymouth has been given a cash boost to help the youngsters as part of FE Pioneers.
The support programme aims to help institutions to find and nurture budding student social entrepreneurs.
The idea of this work is to provide a catalyst for social entrepreneurship activity and to raise the profile of social entrepreneurship in the further education sector.
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The programme is run by UnLtd.
The college has been awarded £15,000 to help those students who are looking to develop a business idea that has a positive social impact.
It will also get extra networking opportunities and sharing of best practice and support from the company.
As part of the assessment, representatives from the college met UnLtd in London to highlight why the college should be chosen.
Mike Jones, employability and enterprise manager at City College Plymouth, said: "The support of UnLtd and the FE Pioneers programme will help to develop and grow those students who are looking to establish social entrepreneurship and social enterprise activity within our local community.
"The monetary awards will help students who are looking to become social entrepreneurs, change the community they live in and provide opportunities for them to have the support and realisation of their ideas.
"As a Gazelle College we actively encourage students to make the most of these types of opportunities.
"We will be putting on a range of initiatives to promote social enterprise across the college including awareness raising events, workshops and competitions."