We're delighted at SES to have been granted £250,000 in funding, to drive forward our vision of developing an enterprising mind-set in schools among practitioners and pupils.
The Prince's Trust Scotland, one of our very own partners, will also receive £400,000 as part of this funding package to strengthen and advance their Enterprise Programme.
Jamie Hepburn, Minister for Business, Fair Work and Skills, announced on Wednesday that £650,000 in funding was being granted with the aim of supporting the next generation of entrepreneurs – through encouraging people to set up new businesses, social enterprises and further building on Scotland's CAN DO vision.
We want Scotland to be a country that invents, designs and manufactures the technologies and products of the future, a world-leading entrepreneurial and innovative nation.
To help realise this ambition, I am delighted to confirm continued Scottish Government funding of £250,000 to further develop 'Scotland's Enterprising Schools', building on the success to date and £400,000 to allow the Prince's Trust to strengthen and advance their Enterprise Programme which provides a comprehensive range of employability and enterprise support for young people in all areas of Scotland.
Investing in entrepreneurial education will mean that Scotland will be fostering the next generations of Scottish entrepreneurs.
Our vision at SES is a flourishing Scotland where every young person throughout their educational journey, feels confident in their ability to practice their enterprise skills in order to succeed in learning, life and work. We are thrilled to have received this funding to continue striving towards this goal.