Second Chance

A photograph of some of the award winners

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 Erim.

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 students.


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.


Updated: 02/02/2012


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