College celebrates Bridge 2 Business success

Bridge 2 Business Programme students

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DUMFRIES and Galloway College has celebrated a successful partnership with the Young Enterprise Scotland Bridge 2 Business Programme as they seek to develop an entrepreneurial campus infrastructure as part of Scotland’s National Strategy for Economic Transformation (NSET).

By working together, the two organisations have delivered a series of student workshops, productive staff meetings, and a range of initiatives aimed at helping students to become inspired, connect with one another, and get involved in enterprise and progress the national ambition to establish Scotland as a world-class entrepreneurial nation with college campuses at the forefront as hotbeds of start-up creation.

The Bridge 2 Business Programme is a Young Enterprise Scotland initiative, and the college is delighted to have been part of it.

A total of 12 student workshops, covering subjects such as Idea Generation, Goal Setting, and Digital Skills for Work and Life, have been run since January and staff have attended six meetings to help them get to know the programme.

The partnership is particularly proud of its Social Innovators Challenge and #FemaleBoss Initiative, which strive to challenge students to explore an enterprise goal with a social dimension and get more young women started in business.

The South of Scotland college has gone further still, helping to facilitate an exciting ERASMUS opportunity in Barcelona for 5 students and hosting its DGC Enterprise Event on 26 April.

Students from across the college have spoken highly about the programmes. One participant said: “Being part of the Bridge to Business programme has given me a better understanding and knowledge on specific areas.”

Another added: “The programme was very informative and it helped me to apply its principles to my own ideas.”

Principal Joanna Campbell said: “Dumfries and Galloway College is incredibly proud to have been part of Bridge 2 Business and thanks its partners at Young Enterprise Scotland, as well as everyone from within its college community, for the role they have played in making it possible.”

“Bridge 2 Business is a phenomenal programme that has helped our students and staff learn a great deal. As a college, we share in its principles, ideas, and vision completely and we are proud to have played our part. I would like to congratulate everyone involved and I look forward to seeing what this partnership can achieve in the future.”

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