Young Enterprise Scotland are proud to be leading the way in educating Scotland's young people in the Circular Economy.
In partnership with Circular Glasgow and the Scottish Power Foundation, YES have developed a Programme designed to educate young people on what a Circular Economy is, and how they can create their own.
This has been in the pipeline for a number of months and really grew legs when we brought former primary teacher Marie Leck on board as our Circular Economy expert:
Creating the Circular Economy Challenge over the past few months has been so exciting. It's been really stimulating finding out all about the incredible Circular Economy work being done in Glasgow and further afield. We've received wonderful support from our various partners. Circular Glasgow has been instrumental in linking us with innovative businesses to inspire and mentor the youngsters. We're very grateful to those businesses who see such value in working with young people.
Zero Waste Scotland and SEPA have been so supportive in recruiting volunteers to work with the pupils and, of course, Scottish Power Foundation has helped make it all happen through their funding.
Now that we've started delivering the programme to schools I hope the pupils will be inspired by the enterprising stories we can share with them. I look forward to seeing what our next generation of enterprising young people come up with to create a more 'circular' world
The Circular Economy is having a real surge in raising awareness across Glasgow in particular, with lots of entrepreneurs focusing on what they can do to help the environment rather than to make the most money.
We are working with a number of these entrepreneurs to show examples of how diverse their ideas can be while still tying back to the main idea of sustainability and a circular world.
Some of the businesses we are working with will be giving up some of their time to coach our young entrepreneurs through the processes involved in generating and developing their ideas.
As an enterprise education organisation it is important for us to develop in line with the updates to modern business and so YES were keen to support the growing trend that is Circular Economy:
More than 200,000 jobs are expected to be created in the circular economy sector in Britain by 2030, so it's vital that we provide young people with the skills and aptitudes they will need to lead and work in businesses in the future.
The circular economy sessions will get young people thinking about how they would redesign the current model and will also increase awareness and respect for the environment.
The Circular Economy Challenge launched last week and we were thrilled to see so many young people engaging and generating their own ideas about what the Circular Economy is.
Our Vision is for Scotland to be a place where all young people are given the opportunity to have a rewarding future in work and life - no matter where they start
Our Mission is to inspire & equip all young people to learn, develop and reach their full potential through enterprise.
In everything that we do, we will work with the following values: Integrity, Enthusiasm, Creativity & Collaboration.
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