Enterprise education can play an important role in building a skilled workforce. It helps to raise aspirations and develop valuable skill sets. Additionally some young people welcome the chance to see how they could start up their own business.
Enterprise opportunities can challenge students, enhance a range of curriculum subjects and drive up standards. Ofsted has reported that pupils are motivated by enterprise learning and they enjoy being given the autonomy to tackle relevant problems, take responsibility for their own actions, engage in real issues and evaluate the outcomes of their decisions.
GE's global partner in Enterprise is Young Enterprise who are supported annually by a grant from the GE Foundation. Volunteers from across the UK and Ireland work with YE (Junior Achievement in Ireland) on programmes like the Company Programme and Learn to Earn.
Education is the most powerful weapon which you can use to change the world.