YES Bridge 2 Business Entrepreneurial College of the Year
Enterprise is embedded throughout our curriculum and we have many student-led activities taking place throughout the college including:
Led by our sports students, Basketball Basics offers physical movement and exercise to pre-school age children through the sport of basketball.
Following a massively successful pop-up event in Dundee where all products sold out within a few hours, our students are creating hand made chocolates for retail amongst college staff.
Responding to local demand, students are growing and sourcing materials and products for weekly vegetable boxes.
Students on our PACE programme are developing their own designs for printing onto t-shirts and tea towels. Due to high demand for their products, they are investing in their own t-shirt printing technology to ensure everyone can get hold of their products!
Business students are recycling expired College IT equipment and reselling to staff and students. Initial products include hard drives which are forensically wiped and transplanted into a new enclosure to create external drives.
Supported Education students have created an ethical enterprise creating soup packs for staff and students in our Arbroath campus, as well as sourcing, repackaging and selling local free range eggs.
Gardyne Contemporary Arts is a visual arts led project where students are offering picture framing services to the college and wider area and also developing an exhibition area for students to show and sell their artwork to the public and those visiting the Gardyne Theatre.
Horticulture students are growing liner stock for the local industry, handling all aspects of the business from sourcing, labelling, growing and selling.
Inspire is the brand of our Hair, Beauty and Complementary Therapies students. With salons and nail bar services offered across all our campuses, their most recent move is to provide their services in the Isla building in Arbroath - perfect for a pre-Friday night treat!
Expanding on a recent smaller project creating goods for college staff, our joinery students are now producing high quality picnic benches for public sale. If only they could provide the weather to go along with them!
A group of students from our Moving Forward course are using their hospitality skills, including cooking and barista training, to run a small enterprise café within our Gardyne Campus.
Auto students along with Supported Education students are providing a valeting service for both staff and college vehicles from our Kingsway and Arbroath campuses. The venture is being ran as a proper business to provide students with an understanding of revenue, profit & loss, pricing, customer service and many other aspects of business to enhance their skills and improve employability opportunities.