CREATE, the Highland Centre for Enterprise and Innovation is based at Inverness College UHI, part of the University of the Highlands and Islands. CREATE is an enterprise learning centre delivering innovation driven enterprise education for academia and business.
CREATE supports developments within enterprise education with the aim to develop individuals with an enterprising 'mindset' who can create and exploit opportunities for themselves, their businesses and their communities. CREATE runs the highly acclaimed, Scottish Entrepreneurship and Enterprise Educators' Programme (SEE) across Scotland.
CREATE currently works closely with The Highland Council on the development of the Entrepreneur Ambassador Role Model Project which has recruited ten young entrepreneurs and is creating a package of learning materials for school, college and university learners.
CREATE delivers a wide range of workshops for learners at all levels on the themes of enterprise, creativity, entrepreneurship and employability.
CREATE delivers enterprise CPD for school, college and university staff, informing and equipping those who wish to develop enterprise outcomes in others.
During the last two years I have had the pleasure to contribute to the SEE programme. I have the good fortune to work with educators and train the educator programmes throughout the world. Without doubt, my experiences at SEE have been the most enjoyable and rewarding thus far. The development of the SEE programme embodies world's best practice in the field of entrepreneurship education. Current thinking in this domain is enthusiastically embraced and shared amongst the participants and the participants themselves are co-leaders of the programme. Entrepreneurship education in Scotland is heading in the right direction through encouraging programme directors and staff from non-business disciplines to engage in this form of educational development.
Carol and her team should be congratulated for the visionary approach they are taking to support the development of entrepreneurship education in Scotland.