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Young Enterprise Scotland celebrates award wining programmes!⤴

from @ Education Scotland's Learning Blog

From Geoff Leask (CEO – Young Enterprise Scotland):

When the Developing the Young Workforce Career Education Standard (3-18) was published in September 2015 it was a heartening  moment to see the following included:

Children and young people will be entitled to develop understanding of enterprise, entrepreneurship and self-employment as a career opportunity;

As the DYW impact has grown you can imagine my delight that two of our Programmes have already been awarded the DYW Quality Accreditation at Silver Level.

Firstly, a huge thanks to our Local Area Team Chair Neil Marchant for driving forward our Company Programme in the North East and ensuring that our programme and its impact is recognised for the outcomes that it achieves and how it develops young people for their future outside of school.

Secondly,  I would like to pay a huge tribute to our friends and delivery partners in the North East – Elevator UK.  Through the efforts of Karen Clark and Lucia Giuntoli of Elevator they have ensured that our Bridge 2 Business Programme is also awarded the DYW Quality Accreditation at Silver Level. ‘Bridge 2 Business’ is an interactive and engaging programme designed to inspire and prepare all young people aged 16-30 to learn and succeed through enterprise.

It is a fantastic achievement for Young Enterprise Scotland to achieve this position for two of our Scotland-wide programmes and helps to re-enforce our position as Scotland’s leading enterprise engagement organisation for young people across Scotland.


Young people will, as per the Developing the Young Workforce Career Education Standard (3-18), now be able to say:

“I can assess the opportunities and challenges that entrepreneurship/self-employment can provide as a career option including financial and legal aspects.” thanks in part to the work of Young Enterprise Scotland!

YES Awards 2016: ‘Pure Chuffed’ winners!⤴

from @ Education Scotland's Learning Blog

YES Awards 16At Young Enterprise Scotland Awards the accolade of Programme Winners for 2016 went to Pure Chuffed from Lochend Community High School in Glasgow.  The 13-strong team, which make jewellery emblazoned with landmarks such as the SSE Hydro and the Squinty Bridge were delighted after they scooped three awards altogether at the glittering awards ceremony at the Glasgow City Hotel, hosted by Des Clarke. Pure Chuffed bagged the People’s Choice Award, the Best Presentation Award and the coveted Company of the Year 2016 gong.  The company will now represent Scotland at the Young Enterprise UK Final in London on 7th July.

The full list of winners are as follows:

People’s Choice:               Pure Chuffed

Director of the Year:          Natalie Roberts, Glass Act

Retail Excellence:               Horizon Pages

Social Enterprise:                Radiate

Link Teacher of the Year:  Sonia Graham

Business Adviser of the Year :  Euan Mcleod, Authentic Design

 Marketing Star Award:        High Tea

Innovation Award:               Radiate

Journey Award:                    Jemima MacDonald

 Gold Award:                         Neil Archibald

Best Company Report:        5th Scent

  Best Trade Stand:                 High Tea

Best Presentation:                  Pure Chuffed

Company of the Year :         Pure Chuffed