Left to right: Annders Ludde Uvenberg, Carina Petersson, Fredrik
Berg, Mike Rysak (Social Enterprise Project Manager, Flourish),
Carsten Freiberg, Carole Colvin (Assistant Director Second Chance),
Laura Gonzalez, Lucia Sarmiento, Nechthild Bergedick, and Ulla
An innovative European project, hosted by Doncaster
College, is starting to take shape.
Delegates from Germany, Sweden and Spain met in Doncaster to
start planning a Business Enterprise Skills Training project.
Funding has been secured from the European Union’s Lifelong
Learning Programme to deliver BEST – a two-year project that will
provide Business Enterprise Skills Training to Second Chance
The project is aimed at young people who have missed out on
educational opportunities and now find themselves disadvantaged in
the search for employment. The project will enable each country’s
students to develop business skills by running its own business
enterprise activity with the partnership enabling an interchange of
ideas and experience.
One of the outcomes will be the production of a teacher’s
handbook that will help guide people who want to start a business
enterprise and this will be available across Europe on the Centre
of Excellence web site.
The delegates stayed in Old Hall at the University Centre
Doncaster Campus, High Melton and meetings took place at the
Stables Conference centre on site. A visit was made to Doncaster
College at the Hub during their stay.
The Second Chance delegates also visited Flourish Enterprises;
part of Rotherham, Doncaster and South Humber NHS Foundation Trust
located at St Catherine's in Balby, Doncaster. The delegates
visited the Walled Garden a growing and retail horticultural
centre, open to the public that provides work experience to people
who have mental health needs.
For more information about Second Chance Courses at Doncaster
College please telephone 01302 553553.