Innovation Office provided practical trainings “Business insights in practice” in Lithuania on 15 March, 2017.
Lancaster and Morecambe College were recently invited to present some of our current Erasmus+ projects at an event in Cardiff, Wales. The UK National Agency invited LMC Director of Business Development Jamie Hughes to make the keynote speech at the event entitled the #erasmuspluseffect.
As part of his speech he discussed the success, impact and value of the Ideas into Action project. He also shared filmed interviews with youth workers who had contributed to the development and implementation of the project. This was a great opportunity to share the Ideas into Action project with a national audience and as a result of the speech LMC received several expressions of interest in the project resources.
As part of Global Entrepreneurship week Lancaster and Morecambe College and MiGen CIC are running several events related to the Ideas into Action project.
We have already welcomed international guest speakers from the Netherlands and Slovakia as well as local entrepreneurs to share their experiences of getting started with a group of 40 young people.
We have also ran focus group discussions with youth workers and young people about encouraging entrepreneurial thinking and activities.
3 youth workers also delivered some of the training activities developed as part of the project to a group of young people interested in business and enterprise.
We will be running further events throughout the week and hope to encourage more young people to develop entrepreneurial mind-sets and get started putting their ideas into action!!!
Lancaster and Morecambe College continued our working relationship with NCS in piloting stage 2. Three youth workers who have been trained to deliver the ‘Ideas into Action Youth Training Framework’ ran a session with twenty five young people from the NCS programme. This session was aimed at piloting some of the training activities from the compendium of training resource developed to complement the training framework.
The youth workers delivered five different activities that had not yet been delivered in the previous piloting stages. After completing the 5 activities the youth workers gathered constructive feedback from the participants. The young people found the activities fun and engaging but also understood the underlining value of the activities in relation to the skills they are aimed at developing.
As a result of the feedback received we had to make some minor adjustments to some of the activities and lesson plans. These were changes in the wording of the lesson plans in order to assist the youth worker deliver the activity more effectively. There were also minor adjustments to one of the activities in order to make it more effectively address the desired learning outcomes.
16-17 November, 2016 Innovation Office and Kauno Kolegija / University of Applied Sciences are organising GEW event in Lithuania.
The event is devoted to find creativity of business workshop participants and to immerse into the quiz assessing the world famous business cases.
Try yourself as enterprising and active actor in business and check what entrepreneurship characteristics do you hiding inside yourself!
„The value of an idea lies in the using of it.” — Thomas Edison, General Electric Co-founder.