Age UK Lancashire
61-63 st. Thomas's Road, Chorley – Lancaster
The project aims to build a bridge between the worlds of academia and business, offering young adults the essential tools and skills needed to move into the world of business. As much as young adults need to know academic fundamentals in core school subjects such as maths, science and English as a foreign language, they also need to become aware of and master a series of life and basic business skills which are at the heart of personal and business success. In order to do this the project seeks to build a motivating intergenerational learning environment which brings together active and retired business people and entrepreneurs with younger generations to share their knowledge and experience through motivational talks, competitions and/or workshops. Both parties will benefit from the ongoing process of personal and business mentoring, with the added potential of raising the relevant level of entrepreneurial skills in Europe. Teachers and partners will take part in mobility exchanges to share experiences and best practices on a transnational level. The targets of this project are primarily those representing the vulnerable social groups such as NEET adults, older adult learners and vulnerable groups with special needs. There will be competition at the heart of local activities with results to feed back into the other activities and materials. The START project aims to support and encourage vulnerable and isolated learners to progress as individuals and to give them confidence and skills to create their own opportunities. This will contribute to creating value by 'basing growth on knowledge, empowering people in inclusive societies and ensuring that citizens can access lifelong learning and up-skilling throughout their lives'
Trainees, Adult learners, Trainers, Parents