This project is fully funded by The Stoke on Trent Opportunity Area Fund. It is being delivered by The Inspirational Learning Group, Business in the Community and The British Ceramic Confederation and will see teams of 30 students work on real life business challenges set by the industry and delivered as an extra-curricular activity on a bi-weekly basis.
The challenges will focus on developing the core skills required for the world of work including teamwork, communication and leadership, and it will also have strong links to English and Maths.
In addition to this, the programme will also see industry experts visiting schools and students, helping to provide those who take part with a meaningful employer encounter. There will also be a number of visits to working ceramic factories in the area.
The programme will culminate in a finals event which will see the students pitch to industry experts for the chance to be crowned overall champions.