Shrewsbury College Young Enterprise students joined by Caterpillar

Business students at Shrewsbury College have been joined by staff from Caterpillar, Shrewsbury to re-launch the Young Enterprise business projects.

Young Enterprise is a national business enterprise initiative designed for all young people between the ages of 14 and 19. Students set up and run their own business over an academic year, selling shares and aiming to make a profit, just like any other business.  The Young Enterprise programme has been re-introduced into the college curriculum after an absence of three years.

Trevor Lawrence, Senior Quality Engineer at Caterpillar acts as the Business Adviser to the group.  Trevor commented, “It is great to see Young Enterprise back at Shrewsbury College.  The College has a successful track record in the competition, having won the County Final in 2014. Young Enterprise offers a great opportunity for young people to apply skills gained in the classroom to real-life business situations.”

For more information about studying at Shrewsbury College, visit www.shrewsbury.ac.uk or call 01743 342342. Alternatively you can follow the College on Facebook: shrewsburycollege Instagram: shrewsbury_college and Twitter: @shrewsburycol.

About Association of Colleges West Midlands

AoC West Midlands promotes and supports the interests of 38 general further education, sixth form and specialist colleges throughout the West Midlands region. The West Midlands is a diverse region and our colleges reflect this diversity. From small specialist colleges in rural locations to large inner city establishments, colleges reflect the needs of their local environment. Working closely with employers, learners and the local community, our 38 member colleges offer a broad range of flexible learning opportunities for individuals at all levels. They aim to give local people the skills they need for success and prosperity, tackling barriers to learning and providing opportunities that meet the needs of individuals and employers
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