Epigeum are delighted to announce the launch of a programme of eight online courses designed to help undergraduate students develop key enterprise skills for use in the workplace, and foster graduates with enterprising attributes and mindsets to help increase their future employability. We are inviting universities worldwide to partner with us to create a programme that offers campus-wide support helping students develop key enterprise skills such as creative thinking, commercial awareness and leadership.
Many of the skills and attributes that have been identified in successful entrepreneurs have also been highlighted by employers as essential in the workplace and critical to driving business growth. Businesses are looking for enterprising, resourceful graduates who can think creatively and be leaders and innovators in a developing and ever-changing work environment. Enterprise Skills for Work equips students with the key skills, attributes and mindsets to be enterprising and successful in the workplace and beyond.
Enterprise Skills for Work will use a range of examples and scenarios from different sectors, helping students link skills and attributes to their relevance in the workplace. Significant opportunities for reflective learning and self-efficacy through Epigeum’s interactive activities will help students articulate and demonstrate their skills and experience to potential employers. We shall also be inviting employers to partner with us on this programme to ensure employer perspectives and real-world examples are embedded throughout.
Tom Davie, Head of Sunderland Futures and the Careers and Employability Service at the University of Sunderland, will provide vision and guidance for the project in his role as Lead Advisor. He says of the project:
“As an experienced careers practioner and manager I am very excited by this opportunity to be Lead Advisor on the Enterprise Skills for Work programme being developed by Epigeum. The interactive nature of this material will resonate with students who have different learning styles and are from different types of institutions. This inclusiveness very much attracts me to being part of this important venture, which will contribute immensely not only to future generations of graduates but also to employers.”
Joining an Epigeum collaboration enables you to help shape the curriculum and peer-review the materials in development, whilst benefitting from being part of a development group that can share best practice, knowledge and expertise. For information on joining this collaboration as a founder member, please email firstname.lastname@example.org or call Wendy Harbottle on +44 (0) 7970 546524.
Find out more about what an Epigeum collaboration involves.