In order to respond to the district need for the promotion and development of entrepreneurial activity, Lancaster and Morecambe College have created a new and exciting Enterprise and Leadership Academy.
Government statistics show that the North West business start-up rate was 18% below the national average, alongside the third lowest enterprise density rate in the UK; making the North West the third worst performing region in the UK.
The aim of the Academy is to address this need and empower the young people in the district to take more control of their own futures and help shape the economic future of Lancaster, Morecambe and surrounding areas.
All Business students automatically become members of the Enterprise Academy. As a member of the Enterprise and Leadership Academy you will be given a wide range of opportunities to improve your understanding of enterprise and develop skills and engage with local business communities.
Full time Business & Tourism courses at LMC.
You will attend a range of masterclass presentations where you will work with successful local employers. Topics covered will include business start-up, marketing, access to cash to grow your business idea and how to work with people. There will also be challenges along the way, with competitions such as the Tenner Tycoon, where your team will be given £10 to start a business and you will be mentored by a local employer to turn that £10 into a successful business. We will also organise visits to local and regional organisations where you will be given the chance to see business in action and get behind the scenes to see how places really work.
You are the future in the shaping of local business and the Academy will help you realise your potential and help you progress and succeed in your chosen field of future study or employment.
‘In this area our local communities are very reliant on employment opportunities provided by the public sector. We want our new Academy to support young people in developing enterprise skills to become the entrepreneurs of the future and in doing so to boost local economic development. The Academy's partnership with the business community will enable the College's students to access the very best in business practice.
David Wood, Principal, Lancaster and Morecambe College
‘Mitchell's are delighted to be involved in the Academy. We recognise the opportunity to work closely with the young people of Lancaster and Morecambe as it helps us play a part in their development and helps them create an understanding of how the business world operates. Our young people are key in the future development and prosperity of Lancaster and Morecambe and Mitchell's are proud to be able to help and provide advice, guidance and raise aspiration'.
Harvey Jones, Catering Development Manager, Mitchell's Hotels and Inns