Enterprise for all

Tomorrow ‘Enterprise for all’, a conference at Devonport Guildhall, will bring schools and businesses in the city together. This is designed to connect education with the local economy, organisations from across the South West will explore the links between the changing landscape of economy and education. The aim of the conference, to start some strategic conversations around key issues including workforce development, skills gaps and meaningful enterprise education from primary schools and upwards.

Over 100 delegates representing schools, businesses and organisations are expected to attend the conference hosted by Real Ideas Organisation (RIO) and with support from Enterprise Village and the Peninsula City Deal Growth Hub. Lead Developer for RIO’s schools service said, “As creators of our future workforce, schools should be an integral part of the local economy and the debated around skills shortages and workforce development.”

Key note speakers from across education and economy will kick the conference off tomorrow, followed by themed panel debates around developing work-ready young people, doing better business with schools plus plenty of networking opportunities for all. South West schools including Devonport High School for Boys, Plymstock School and Tavistock College will be able to showcase enterprise education during the conference.

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