Benefits of the EAN for your school or college
- Guide your school or college’s leadership through the range of possible employer interactions
- Help you create a strategy for careers, enterprise and employer engagement
- Connect you with local organisations because they work with your area’s Local Enterprise Partnership
- Bring local business people from their own personal network to deliver activities
The Birmingham Approach
When CEC first conducted their research into “careers cold spots”, Greater Birmingham & Solihull region was identified as being “cold” to “very cold” meaning that there is much more to be done to improve the access to quality careers advice and guidance. Birmingham Education Partnership in conjunction with Greater Birmingham and Solihull LEP, has responded to this challenge bringing the CEC Enterprise Adviser Network to this city.
In March 2017, the Birmingham Enterprise Adviser Network was launched with the appointment of 3 Enterprise Coordinators, each of whom is an expert in their field. Our Coordinators are linked to schools and school governors, and are aligned with key sectors for the region; sectors identified in the strategic economic plan destined for growth with jobs and opportunities for our citizens now and in the future. Their links with businesses, established networks and supporting partnership organisations mean that there is every opportunity to recruit the best of local employer volunteers and collaborate effectively.