At Fife Council, the Economic Development team are committed to linking both education and industry together. They deliver this via exciting enterprising programmes aimed at both primary and secondary schools within Fife.
The programme helps inspire future entrepreneurs by developing enterprising skills within young people. This includes growing their commercial awareness, decision making, problem-solving and communication skills.
Our Meet the Business programme is a great way to invest in your future workforce by sharing a short bio of your business and the skills required to work in your industry. This helps to provide our young people with an insight into working life in the industry. This is shared on Scotland’s digital learning platform Glow for young people to access.
If you would like to register or find out more about how your business can engage in education, please contact Alison Sinclair at email@example.com.
4toFortune is delivered by Fife Council's Economic Development team for pupils of all ages.
The idea of this project is that pupils will work in teams of 4. They will come up with a school-enterprise idea to turn £4.00 seed money into as much as they can within 4 weeks. Each week, pupils will upload their team’s balance sheet to track how much money they have spent and made in that week. Schools can then use the profits to support a local cause or as funding towards a school project. Schools may also choose to set up a sustainable social enterprise and re-invest their seed money the following year to allow more pupils to enjoy taking part.
Meet the Business aims to provide access to businesses and entrepreneurs in Fife by filming interviews and sharing corporate videos widely accessible through GLOW. As a result, pupils can learn about Fife businesses along with their products and services. Additionally, they can learn about the careers available in these businesses and the skills they may need to be successful team members.
Pupils will also hear from entrepreneurs on some of the vital and sometimes tricky lessons they have learned through their careers and journey in business.
Fife Council’s Economic Development Team deliver a 3D printing programme for Primary School pupils in P6 and P7 in partnership with Fife College. The 3D printers are available to schools where the pupils will learn about 3D modelling, design and printing using Tinkercad. The programme provides an insight into the technology they are likely to come into contact with in their future workplace. With this in mind, they can integrate this with a school enterprise project. In doing so, pupils can create their 3D designs to sell in their local communities.