Kathy Leaver, Principal of The Co-operative Academy of Manchester has secured £100K from The Britannia Foundation for the Green Enterprise Project (GEP). The GEP will help students from The Co-operative Academy of Manchester develop enterprise capability, financial literacy and business understanding. Helping students create their own enterprise projects, widen their understanding of credit and debit through business models and establish ethical guidelines to develop their understanding of citizenship and their global responsibilities.
The project, which hopes to increase the numbers of students progressing into further or higher education or employment with training, will aim to reduce the numbers of students not in education, employment or training. This project is about students becoming more numerate, financially literate and ultimately employable.
Rod Bulmer for The Co-operative says, “Since we made the decision to sponsor the Academy we had one aim, we wanted to make a clear difference, raise aspirations and the self-seem of students, the GEP offers the perfect vehicle to do just that within a financial context to achieve the students potential and improve their job prospects, it will certainly develop business acumen of all involved."