The ‘Entrepreneurs and Education Programme’ is a national course which aims to inspire Further Education and Higher Education colleges with entrepreneurial workshops. Around 200 City College Brighton and Hove students benefited from a workshop led by the entrepreneur Paul Sturrock.
Paul has over 25 years-worth of experience working in high technology growth companies while also developing and delivering entrepreneurship education programmes for many universities from Central Saint Martins to Hong Kong University.
‘I was really impressed by the creativity and imagination of the students at City College’, said Paul Sturrock. ‘It’s incredible how many viable and original ideas they have once you show them that starting a business is realistically within their reach.’
Paul also leads sessions at the College aimed at giving teaching staff and manager’s insights into how enterprise can be embedded into curriculum.
‘It was a really lively session which encouraged the students to think on their feet and apply core business principles to their ideas’, said Tina Porter, Business and Enterprise tutor. ‘I think the main thing they took away from the event was rationalising their creativity and nailing down the details of what their product or business idea was.’
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About City College Brighton and Hove: Situated in the heart of Brighton and graded ‘Outstanding’ in key areas by Ofsted in its June 2011 report, City College Brighton and Hove is an international centre of vocational excellence and one of the top performing Further Education Colleges in the country. Every year, 2,000 full-time, 7,000 part time, 400 Higher Education and 400 14-16 year old students as well as many international and European students choose City College as their place of further and higher education training. In addition, the College provides training to over 2,000 businesses via its ‘City Business Skills’ department which focuses on employer training needs.