Since launching in May last year, the LLEP has developed Leicestershire’s largest education and business network. A total of 32 schools and colleges and 30 senior business leaders across Leicester and Leicestershire have joined the LLEP’s Enterprise Adviser Network (EAN).
The purpose of the EAN is to create powerful, lasting connections between local businesses and the schools/colleges in the area and working together to help young people develop skills for the future.
The EAN successfully launched in May 2016 at the National Space Centre. Over 100 guests joined Nicky Morgan MP for Loughborough and Claudia Harris, CEO of the Careers and Enterprise Company. Since then, the LLEP has hosted a series of other inspiring EAN events including a Continuing Professional Development (CPD) event in September to help develop business-education links and ‘Leicestershire’s Largest Careers Speed Networking event’ which successfully saw over 270 students speed-network with over 100 employers at Leicester Racecourse in November last year.
Enterprise Advisers are volunteers drawn from the business community who are passionate about using their expertise in business to shape future enterprise education. Recent additions to the network include representatives from East Midlands Airport, NHS, Winbro Group Technologies, Hammerson and Leicester Racecourse.
Currently, the EAN covers 36% of schools and colleges in the LLEP area. The LLEP intends to grow the network to cover 60 schools and colleges (68% coverage across LLEP area) by August 2017.
To enable the scaling up of the programme, the LLEP has recruited its third Enterprise Coordinator who will be joining the team this month.
The LLEP is also continuing its search to recruit top-level business volunteers who will work with schools and colleges to provide advice on life in the business world and offer guidance on forming careers.
If you’re interested in joining the network or want further information, email email@example.com or contact Abdul Bathin, Senior Enterprise Coordinator 0116 454 2399
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