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 [email protected].
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.
Our Meet the Business programme helps to improve young people’s knowledge and understanding of the Fife economy and the businesses trading in Fife with an aim to raise their awareness of the types of businesses, job roles and future career opportunities for them to aspire to. The content is accessible to teachers and pupils via Glow - a secure cloud-based site used by education.
Along with profiling your website content, we can showcase any corporate video content you have, to allow us to upload the content on our secure library allowing young people to learn more about your company.
We hope that by providing flexible resources that raises an understanding of Fife’s companies, we can influence young people’s aspirations and ultimately provide a future workforce with the skills your business needs.
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.