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Entrepreneurs and Schools

Volume 487: debated on Monday 26 January 2009

17. To ask the Secretary of State for Children, Schools and Families what steps his Department is taking to encourage links between entrepreneurs and schools. (250624)

The Government are investing £210 million in enterprise education from 2008-11, providing all secondary schools with the resource to help young people be creative and innovative, to take and manage risks. This investment also funds a network to support schools and Young Chambers which bring together chambers of commerce, businesses, teachers and young people to develop enterprise initiatives within schools. A National Skills Academy for Enterprise is being set up with the Peter Jones Foundation.