In the last issue, I introduced you to the new team of Enterprise Coordinators and since then we have been continuing to develop the existing Enterprise Adviser Network and engaging with our region’s stakeholders, schools and businesses.

As the EA Network continues into its second year, funding from the Careers & Enterprise Company matched funded by Coast to Capital is enabling the fast growth of the network into 100 schools and colleges. We are working closely with our neighbouring LEP region colleagues to offer a connected employer engagement strategy for national and regional organisations, who are actively involved with careers and enterprise education in their local schools.

The foundations of the EA Network are our much valued Enterprise Advisers; senior leaders from the region’s private and public sector organisations, who are volunteering and working alongside the senior leadership teams in our schools and colleges, to create careers strategies and enterprising curricula. It has been a pleasure to be able to share with you some of their stories over the past few months. Take a look back at previous issues to read about how Parafix, URT Group and Southern Water are benefiting from the EA Network and how their engagement in schools are inspiring the workforce of the future.

The team and I are also working collaboratively with stakeholders in order to support and strengthen the careers and enterprise education across the region; organisations such as Sussex Learning Network, Coastal West Sussex Partnership, Gatwick Diamond Business and Gatwick Diamond Business, local and regional chambers, Local Authorities, the Universities and Further Education colleges. Together we are creating robust partnerships to support, connect and embed the skills needed for success in the world of work into the curriculum, and create pipelines of talent in jobs that will support economic growth across the LEP region.

Continue reading to the next page to learn more about the launch of a pilot programme of CPD sessions for teachers around embedding enterprise into the curriculum. We are actively engaging with the business community and inviting businesses to participate in the EA Network. If you are interested in becoming involved, either as an individual or as a whole organisation, please do get in contact with me on 07879 980444 or

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