Students hear inspirational talks from Capital FM Breakfast Show Presenters, Danny and JoJo

Our students had the opportunity to take part in a range of enterprise activities as part of Global Entrepreneurship Week 2016 (GEW), a campaign to promote enterprise and entrepreneurship.

Students participated in a range of practical tasks including learning marketing skills, completing finance and budget planning exercises and employability workshops.

“Neither Danny or I took the traditional route into our careers, but hopefully by speaking today we have been able to inspire the young people about their future careers and they will have gained an insight and the knowledge to be successful.”

One of the highlights of the week was the inspirational talk by Danny and JoJo, presenters on Capital FM’s Breakfast show, who talked to students about their career paths and how they have achieved success. JoJo said: “Neither Danny or I took the traditional route into our careers, but hopefully by speaking today we have been able to inspire the young people about their future careers and they will have gained an insight and the knowledge to be successful.”

Tom Abbott, 19, Level 3 Creative Media student, said: “I found the talk really inspiring and it has given me the belief that anything is possible if you put your mind to it. I am really into radio myself and seeing how Danny and JoJo are able to captivate their audience is great to see. I’d love to follow in their footsteps.”

Other activities that took place throughout the week included motivational talks by successful entrepreneurs and industry experts including Julian Hall, Ultra Ventures and David Frazier, Techno Snowball. Students also had the opportunity to run their own market stalls and sell hand-made products to help raise money for charity at ‘My Markets’.

Rubina Rashid, Assistant Principal for Students at Barnsley College said: “The week has raised interest and awareness of business start-up and self-employment as a positive route for employment and encouraged our students to explore creative and innovative ideas.

“We have had great support from the business community, including ASOS who have sponsored our fantastic Enterprise Skills Dome which has enabled us to provide a different learning environment to inspire our students in.”

Kate McCrindle, CSR Manager at ASOS said: “There is nothing that excites us more than helping new entrepreneurial talent start on their journey. It’s important to get involved in the local community and events like this, so we can work together to create opportunities for young adults to be their best and achieve their potential.”

For more information about the Enterprise department at Barnsley College, visit our Enterprise department page, call +44 (0)1226 216 123 or email info@barnsley.ac.uk

Last updated: 7th December 2016

Originally posted on: 7th December 2016