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Barnsley College will celebrate Global Entrepreneurship Week with an exciting schedule of FREE events for employers

Jess Widdowson, Enterprise Team Leader at Barnsley College

Talent United, the employer engagement initiative run by @BarnsleyCollege will host an exciting schedule of free online training and networking events during the week commencing Monday 16 November to celebrate Global Entrepreneurship Week 2020.

The events form part of a wider agenda of activities organised by the College’s Enterprise team which will bring together its community of students and local employers, to mark the special week.

Global Entrepreneurship Week is the world’s largest annual celebration of innovators and job creators who launch start-ups to bring their ideas to life to drive economic growth. Each November, the event reaches millions of people through local, national and global activities, connecting participants to a network that can help them take the next step on their entrepreneurial journey.

Throughout the week, Talent United will host four free online masterclasses for employers:

  • Looking after your wellbeing during the pandemic by Mike Lawrence, Wellbeing Consultant. Monday 16 November, 9.30am – 11.30am.
  • Being: In full colour. The change challenge by Raychel McGuin, Polychrometrist. Tuesday 17 November, 9.30am – 12 noon.
  • Fraud threat avoidance by Michael Lea-Smith of Virgin Money. Thursday 19 November, 9.30am – 11.30am.
  •  The power of being an ethical boss by Josie Whiteley of JAW Communications. Friday 20 November, 9.30am – 11.30am.

In addition, a breakfast networking session on Wednesday 18 November at 9.30am will feature a keynote presentation from local entrepreneurs Phil Hornby and Helen Williams. The session, entitled: ‘CRISIS – Dealing with and bouncing back from the challenge of being in business through COVID-19′, will also feature a live question and answer session.

Jess Widdowson, Enterprise Team Leader at Barnsley College, said:

“Global Entrepreneurship Week is a hotly anticipated event in the Talent United calendar which connects employers with our students to share a wide range of activities. The week will encourage our students to consider their own potential for founding a business of their own whilst offering employers the opportunity to network and share ideas and best practice.”

Barnsley College is hosting an employer open event on Thursday 12 November at 10.00am at which its dedicated Business Development team will showcase courses for workforce development, funding incentives for employers and insights from organisations who work with the College. The event will also feature a live question and answer session.


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