Developing enterprise education on the agenda at conference

More than 160 education providers attended a conference looking at enterprise education, which was o

More than 160 education providers attended a conference looking at enterprise education, which was organised by the New Anglia Enterprise Adviser Network. Picture: New Anglia LEP - Credit: Archant

Mentoring in schools, engaging with parents and careers guidance were discussed at a conference attended by more than 160 education providers.

The Developing Outstanding Careers and Enterprise Education event, held at the John Innes Centre in Norwich, saw organisations discuss developing careers and enterprise education in Norfolk and Suffolk.

Visitors heard from the Careers and Enterprise Company about the importance of links between businesses and schools, with research showing that young adults who recalled greater levels of contact with employers at school were less likely to be Not in Education, Employment or Training (NEET).

Melvyn Ruff, information, advice and guidance support manager at Norfolk County Council, said: 'This conference was a great opportunity for everyone to get together, hear about some new research and developments and, most importantly, share their ideas and best practice.'

The conference, held at the end of March, was hosted by the New Anglia Enterprise Adviser Network, the National Careers Service and Developing Norfolk's Future Workforce.

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