'Dragon' to host workshop at school
DRAGONS' DEN star Doug Richard will present a day of workshops for students and staff at City College Plymouth tomorrow.
The British-based US entrepreneur, founder of School for Startups, will present a Entrepreneurial Institution Challenge Workshop, the second in the city in as many days.
Last week, The Herald revealed how Mr Richard will be presenting seminars to managers, researchers, educators and students from higher education providers, at Plymouth University today.
Now Mr Richard has added a second event while he is in Plymouth.
It is all part of a programme of events at more than 100 colleges and universities nationwide targeting senior staff and students to show them how they can help their university or college to become more entrepreneurial, innovative and financially sustainable.
It also shows students how self-employment can be a viable option for graduates.
Teresa Gardner, the college's head of employability and skills, said: "This event will challenge us to think again about the role of entrepreneurship within our organisation and help us explore ways in which enterprise can be used to enhance our teaching and learning.
"City College Plymouth is committed to fostering an enterprising spirit in our students."
Mr Richard said: "The UK needs entrepreneurs more than ever, and we have to start tapping into the abundance of innovative talent universities and colleges have, and help them to unleash their entrepreneurial potential."
City College Plymouth is a member of the Gazelle Colleges' Group and one of only 19 colleges whose leaders have committed to preparing students for an economy characterised by small and growing enterprises.
It also partners with The Peter Jones Enterprise Academy, founded by another Dragons' Den star, with a view to encouraging entrepreneurial activity.