The Aspire Challenge is a student driven enterprise programme in which a student or group of students will run an enterprise activity over an 8 – 10 week period from March. The programme, created and piloted by Concept 360 and Vision West Notts College, will see participants develop key employability skills undertaking theory based workshops alongside their enterprise activity. The participants will be judged during the course of the programme and the winning enterprise activity will see the participant(s) win £5000. The prize money is to be used either as:

  1. a business start up investment fund (creating a base at Concept 360 or in a retail premises in the town centre – both of which will be supported by Concept 360’s incubator provision for new businesses) or;
  2. to support the student undertaking a higher level Further Education course at the College or a Higher Education degree through the College’s university provision in conjunction with NTU.

The Aspire Challenge, supported by NTU, Mansfield and Ashfield 2020 and Elizabeth Orridge Photography, is seeking sponsorship and support from the business community to act as a Business Mentor, facilitating a workshop, or providing top tips. If you would like to know more information, sponsor or offer support, please contact Katie at Concept 360 via [email protected] .

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