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Tresham Announced as First Peter Jones Enterprise Academy in Northamptonshire


Tresham has been announced as the first FE College in Northamptonshire to become a Peter Jones Enterprise Academy Provider, enabling young entrepreneurs in the area to realise their potential in the business world, from September 2012.

Tresham will be running the BTEC Level 3 in Enterprise and Entrepreneurship at its Kettering campus to provide the opportunity for young people to study a combination of practical learning and classroom based study. The course is business-led through partnerships with a range of companies and entrepreneurs providing leadership and hands-on business experience.

As part of the one year course local and national business representatives will visit students on a regular basis to provide an experts knowledge in master classes, workshops, challenges and as members of the famous Dragon’s Den style pitching panels.

The Enterprise Academy benefits from the backing and full support of the government who share the ambition of unlocking the talent of young people across the UK, giving them the skills and confidence they need to succeed in the modern business world.

Peter Jones said:
With record levels of youth unemployment, I believe it is vital to inspire more young people across Britain to consider a different career path – an entrepreneurial one .The Peter Jones Enterprise Academy aims to unleash entrepreneurial talent in young people and equip them with the skills they need to make it in Britain.”
 “It is fantastic to have Tresham College of Further and Higher Education on board as part of our nationwide college network. Our students represent a new and exciting generation that have been rewired with the skills, confidence, the self-belief and the ambition to pursue their dreams.”

Stuart Wesselby, Principal at Tresham said:
?We are delighted to have been announced as a Peter Jones Enterprise Academy provider as we are committed to ensuring our students leave college with the right skills for work. Whether they plan to expand their own company, progress to university or gain employment, this innovative course encourages young people to develop the vital skills needed to survive in this ever increasingly competitive market for new businesses.”

Young entrepreneurs are encouraged to visit Tresham’s open evenings being held from 17th to 19th April 2012. Applications are being welcomed for the course – please click here . Students will be selected for their initiative and resourcefulness and will benefit from the contacts and knowledge of tutors at Tresham to build flourishing businesses.

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