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Businesses - Are You Rotherham Ready?

posted 13 Nov 2012, 06:15 by RiDO Rotherham   [ updated 13 Nov 2012, 06:16 ]
Rotherham Council's award-winning Rotherham Ready enterprise education programme is looking for more local businesses to get involved and support the development of the borough's entrepreneurs of the future. 

Rotherham Ready, which was launched in 2005, has become internationally acclaimed for its approach to integrating enterprise into learning for all children aged 4-19. The town won the prestigious Enterprising Britain competition in 2010 for this work which is now being replicated nationally through the Creative Councils programme, creating a culture of enterprise in education.

Within Rotherham, enterprise education and training is being coordinated at three Learning Communities, known as the Ready Hubs, and more businesses are being sought to get involved in exciting work with schools and colleges.

A business briefing is taking place on Tuesday November 27th from 8.30am – 9.30am, at Rockingham Professional Development Centre, on how local businesses can offer meaningful support at a manageable level.

Kate Penney, creative councils coordinator at Rotherham Ready, said: "I am really excited to be working with Rotherham Ready to develop the already successful and highly regarded enterprise provision across Rotherham.

"I am particularly excited by the further development of the programme that will promote and engage representatives from schools and colleges, the wider community and businesses.

"The business briefing event on the 27th November is an excellent platform for businesses to get involved with young people and the community to raise aspirations and give enterprise education and skills a real life context. There are a number of different ways that businesses large and small can support this and we encourage them to come along to the event to find out more."

To book a place at the Rotherham Ready business briefing email Kate.Penney@rotherham.gov.uk

Source: Rothbiz