Duke of York to give seal of approval to two projects in Kent
The Duke of York is giving his royal seal of approval this week
to two projects designed to help young people and enterprise.
He will be the county on Thursday to open the Peter Jones
Enterprise Academy at East Kent College in Broadstairs, and guest
of honour at the Kentchoices Live expo at the County
Founded by entrepreneur and panellist on the BBC television
series Dragons’ Den, it offers aspiring entrepreneurs to realise
and achieve their business dreams.
The new Academy is based in a contemporary business suite at the
centre of the College’s main Broadstairs Campus.
Working towards respected BTEC qualifications, students set up
their own real-life business supported by college tutors, business
mentors and master-classes from successful entrepreneurs.
At Kentchoices Live, Prince Andrew (pictured above) will
visit some of the exhibition stands and have a chance to chat to
young people about their career aspirations.
Inspiring young people about future employment opportunities is
at the heart of the show, jointly staged by Kent County Council and
the KM Group.
It aims to make young people more aware of career options and
help them make early choices.
2,000 students are due to attend the free two-day event at the Kent
Showground, Detling, on March 13 and 14.
Some 1,200 clients from Job Centre Plus arecexpected on March 14
when hundreds of students aged 16 and 18 to attend.
The Lord-Lieutenant of Kent Viscount De L’Isle (pictured
right) will open the show alongside KCC chairman Richard King.
He said he was delighted that His Royal Highness would be honouring
the show with his presence.
Lord De L’Isle said: “This is giving Kent’s young people an
opportunity to find a career which will motivate their interest for
their move into the work place.”
Mike Whiting, KCC Cabinet Member for Education, Learning and
Skills, is attending with Cllr John Cubitt, who has particular
responsibility learning and skills among the 14 to 24 age
Cllr Whiting said: “It can be tough for teenagers to decide what
to do after leaving school but Kentchoices Live offers essential
guidance to young people to help them make important decisions for
More at www.kentchoices4u.co.uk.