Year 9 Students Participate in a Young
Enterprise Industry Master Class
were introduced to eight employability competencies
for the Day
produce a bid for a Sports Training Camp that will leave a legacy for a sports
and housing development. The bid must include:
bed hoses and apartments
2/3 bed affordable housing (low-cost market housing and subsidised housing)
area that was investigated throughout the day was that of gender. Students were
challenged to consider Construction Industry stereotypes, particularly the role
of women in the industry.
class was split up into sub-groups of 8. Each sub-group then competed against
the other groups to win the bid to develop on the land. Every individual team
member was allocated a specific role and deadlines were set throughout the day.
a Company name and logo and name the new development
a draft site plan
a clear Mission and Vision
Costs and Profit, including infrastructure, sales and marketing
a clear Management structure for the team
Sports Complex Designs
and include information on the environment/sustainability
a 3d site plan
time frames were in place for each task to be completed. Teams were allocated a
budget and had to demonstrate how they managed their finances. Groups were then
judged against the task. The overall class winner then went forward to the
grand final where each was judged.
Greg Price, who is the Link Governor for Careers and Enterprise and who has
considerable experience in this field, had the unenviable task of judging the
winner. He had already narrowed it down to the top three and each of these
presented their overall plan and detailed how much potential profit had been
generated. In each case this was several million pounds.