Colleges connect with enterprise awards thanks to YES

  • Three Scottish further education organisations in the running for a prestigious education award

The work of Young Enterprise Scotland (YES) helped put three Scottish further education organisations in the running for a prestigious education award.

Dundee and Angus College, Borders College and the City of Glasgow College were all shortlisted in the Further Education Team Enterprise category at the National Enterprise Educator Awards which was won by Dundee and Angus College.

Each of the finalist colleges has engaged with Bridge 2 Business - an interactive YES programme which supports college students in their journey into the business world.

YES chief executive Geoff Leask believes that the Bridge 2 Business programme has helped the colleges secure the shortlisting.

The Bridge 2 Business programme will continue to receive support from the Scottish Government.

It's fantastic that the Scottish Government has continued its support of Bridge 2 Business to ensure that we can go forward with our sustained approach of embedding enterprise within college education.

Having all three finalists from Scottish colleges shortlisted at the UK wide National Enterprise Educator Awards highlights, and justifies, the last five years of Bridge 2 Business effort.
We could not have come this far without our superb team of programme executives who deliver activities with passion and enthusiasm.

Geoff Leask, Chief Executive at YES

The Scottish Government recognises the key work of Bridge 2 Business in providing support and encouragement to develop entrepreneurship and innovation skills amongst our college students.

Over the last five years, the programme has grown significantly. It is important that we continue to support Young Enterprise Scotland (YES), within the framework of Scotland CAN DO to help maintain that momentum.

This awards nominations demonstrate the positive impact this work is having on young people in colleges across the country.

JamieHepburn, Minister for Business, Fair Work and Skills

YES works in partnership with the College Development Network on the delivery of Bridge 2 Business.

The teams at each of the colleges have worked incredibly hard to get this far and I am delighted this has been recognised.

Bridge 2 Business benefits students who have an interest in setting up their own business and helps students to take their next steps into continuing education or the workplace.

I think it is important that the partnership between YES and the College Development Network continues as it is key in developing and supporting student's ambitions.

JimMetcalfe, chief executive of College Development Network
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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
their journey.

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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