Cowes Enterprise College Apprentice launched
November saw the launch of Annual Cowes Enterprise College's Apprentice Challenge. Students from the whole College were invited to apply to take part in the challenge, which is based on the BBC's Apprentice, and 20 successful students were selected via written application.
The first challenge was set by Rapanui and was focused on the marketing and bottom line sales of this ethical vibrant fashion brand.
The second challenge was set by The Cooperative which focussed on promoting the use of reusable bags.
The two remaining challenges will be set by Blockbuster and Spinlock respectively.
As we go to press the 10 students from the 20 starters who remain in the competition will be utilising their marketing, design and event planning skills, along with exceptional time management and communication skills to try and win the cash prize of £150.
With Chairman of Cowes Business Association, Rod Ainge, as our very own 'Lord Alan' students have faced eliminations each week with the winning student receiving not only £150 but a coveted place on our Student Leadership Team as CEC's Ambassador for Enterprise.
This event has been coordinated by Jodie Gibson (Alternative Provision Coordinator) and Rob Thompson (Director of Specialism) and is an opportunity for students to exercise their enterprise skills. "Cowes Enterprise College recognises the importance of nurturing students' natural ability to be 'enterprising' and raising student aspirations through events such as the Apprentice Challenge. Thank you to all of the employers who have helped to make this possible and good luck to all of the students taking part."
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