Enterprise Education is crucial to young people’s employability and future economic well-being . It provides an opportunity for students to develop as individuals and into enterprising young people.  Enterprise Education should be viewed as not just producing entrepreneurs of the future but equipping students with the skills they will need in the future. Being enterprising can be simply taking initiative, having a positive attitude or seeing an opportunity.  Enterprising skills include the following:

  • Creativity
  • Innovation
  • Reliability
  • Punctuality
  • Positive Attitude
  • Team work
  • Leadership
  • Willingness to learn
  • Seeing an opportunity
  • Taking risks
  • Initiative
  • Effective Communication
  • Presentation Skills
  • Thinking outside the box
  • Drive to make things happen

These enterprise skills can be applied throughout the curriculum and can help students to achieve.  I believe passionately in Enterprise Education and the opportunities it brings with it.  I have seen students develop in confidence, motivation by taking part in enterprise activities and developing their skills.  Please feel free to add your comments on enterprise and employability skills.


2 thoughts on “Enterprise

  1. Absolutely agree 100%. It is all about using those skills to build a toolkit for life. It is equally important whether you want to be an employer, an employee or unemployed. Exam results are important, of course, but without the skills that employers tell us that they need in young people, the exam results are useless. We have no idea what the world will look like in 10 years, so helping young people to be flexible and able to cope with change is vital.
    Keep up the great work. We need more teachers like you!

  2. 100% agree. Being enterprising isn’t just about starting a business. It’s about doing things differently. JB was unemployed for 6 months before he came into our shop offering to work for free. He’s bar manager now.

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