Founders 4 Schools

We were joined by primary and secondary school teachers from across Perth & Kinross, at our Enterprise & Employability meeting with Founders 4 Schools. Rosalind Stuart led the meeting with a video from F4S, followed by an insight into their 3 different event types; these include Employability Event, Industry Insight and Soft Skills.

Gillian Lochore, from Borestone Primary School in Stirling attended to share her brilliant experiences with Founders 4 Schools’ business leader talks.

Depute Head Teacher from Stirling Hish School, Alan Hamilton, said;

“We’ve now got a key mentoring programme with some of our girls studying computer science as a direct result of just one of our encounters, and we’ve got work experience and work placements lined up as a result of other encounters. This is greatly benefiting our young people and teaching them two key messages: it’s all about learning new skills, and there’s no wrong path to your future career.”

We then heard from business leaders, Donna Thompson from Iain M Smith Auctioneers, Fraser Kirk from Volpa PR Agency and Mick Empson who is CEO at Apps Central. All of whom believe F4S events are hugely beneficial to young people in teaching them there is no wrong path. The insight into various businesses opens up young people’s minds to thinking about enterprise in their future and enhanced employability.