Today SIE starts the first of a series of workshops as part of Glasgow Caledonian University’s programme [Student Leaders], which is designed to enhance the employability of GCU students. The programme is a great opportunity for the students to gain non-academic skills valuable in the workplace such as leadership, that will help them stand out after graduation.
The programme’s co-ordinator, Douglas Smith, has invited SIE on campus to teach the students how to identify business opportunities*, and effective leadership. The first of the workshops is today with more happening during October as the programme continues. This is the second year that SIE has been invited to support the ‘Student Leaders’ programme with workshops to enhance student employability.
SIE wants to make enterprise more accessible to Scotland’s students and increase graduate employability. SIE is currently working with a number of institutions, including the University of the Highlands and Islands, Glasgow Caledonian University, Strathclyde University, Robert Gordon University and more, on their enterprise programmes. There are over 50 workshops planned across Scotland between now and the end of the year.
* Via Module 1, Creativity & Innovation, of SIE’s Innovation & Enterprise programme. All participating students will receive a certificate from SIE to demonstrate that they have successfully completed the module.