The First Enterprise College in England – All You Need to Know!
The vision of Enterprise College Doncaster, England is to be a Centre of Excellence for Enterprise Education in Doncaster (and beyond!!) developing an enabling culture of Enterprise and Innovation within the college. Enterprise Champions will be leading and developing Enterprising projects in each department building on another definition of Enterprise, which is a company organised for commercial purposes.
Doncaster College is the largest provider of further education in South Yorkshire, England. It is also the largest provider of higher education in the region. Our Mission Statement: "Meeting learner needs and aspiring to excellence." During the last academic year, more than 22,000 people enrolled on more than 1,100 part and full-time courses. Across its two main campuses, the College employs around 1,200 staff and accommodates students aged 16+.
Have you ever thought about what it means to be Enterprising? To have a bold and adventurous spirit and willingness to undertake new ventures? Drive and ambition ‘To Be Whatever You Want To Be’?
The vision of Enterprise College Doncaster is to be a Centre of Excellence for Enterprise Education in Doncaster (and beyond!!) developing an enabling culture of Enterprise and Innovation within the college.
Enterprise Champions will be leading and developing Enterprising projects in each department building on another definition of Enterprise, which is a company organised for commercial purposes.
The aim here is for each department to have Enterprising Projects to develop sustainability by reducing dependency on external funding through Enterprising activities. Enterprise activities will furthermore raise the profile of departments throughout the college, raising the profile of the college in the local business communities and providing excellent networking opportunities
The ability to run a successful Enterprise project will have the prerequisite of providing a ‘real world of work’ learning experience for all students and staff involved along with excellent Continuous Professional Development opportunities. Student retention, achievement and employability skills will be raised giving them the opportunity to participate in a portfolio of programmes which will encourage the development of skills, attributes and behaviours which will lead to an Enterprising approach in the workplace.
For the Enterprise Champions this activity is a departmental business plan which outlines the Enterprising activity and contains all the sections within a standard business plan with the addition of plans for staff CPD and student learning.
Dr Mark Mabey, Vice Principal – Higher Education, Doncaster College, England