Evolve Ambassador and Apprentice runner-up Bianca Miller-Cole launched the first workshop of Evolve’s Certificate of Entrepreneurship course earlier this week (04.02.20).
Entering its third year, the course has been developed and refined to provide disadvantaged people who we work with the opportunity to learn about entrepreneurial business growth.
The course runs three days a week, over a three week period and has a series of guest speakers who provide industry insight and advice.
Attendees are taught everything from branding, to websites, Google adwords, business registration, idea pitching, networking and more.
At the end of the course people are awarded a formal certificate of entrepreneurship to commemorate the time they spent building their business plans.
We created the programme because we realised anyone who has experienced some form of disadvantage has got that entrepreneurial spirit already built in them. The people we work with told us they want to work for themselves. They have a huge amount of resilience, the right skills and strengths it takes to build a business, but they don't really know where to go to start. Our job is to try and bring this to the front and provide the right opportunities, networks and resources to help them thrive. People who have experienced homelessness should have the option to work in whatever career best suites their talents and abilities.
Jon Deakin | Evolve Central and Community Services Area Manager