24 January 2020
Last week, members of the UK Connect team, alongside colleagues from software development partners Kyan, attended Ash Manor school for a Dragon’s Den style enterprise day with the students of year 9. The day was an honour for Managing Director, PJ Farr, who had previously attended the school as a student himself.
We visited the school for their “Eco Apps Enterprise Day”, where students were encouraged to research, design and present a digital app idea that could positively influence many of the environmental challenges we face today. Each student had to choose a role within their team that would define their input from project managing and marketing to product development and design.
A series of workshops were run throughout the day to help focus the students minds across all areas of business to help them develop their app concepts; and there was also the opportunity to quiz us on what it’s like working full-time in the real world. It was a pleasure to see such engaged students take an interest in their future careers and come up with so many intuitive ideas to what was quite a tough challenge.
UK Connect and Kyan have been working closely for just over a year on a new product offering, which will provide a new digital solution for the construction industry. We were delighted to be partnering with Kyan at Ash Manor School and are proud of the working relationship we have both in business and in the community. We enjoyed meeting all of the students and seeing some fantastic ideas and creativity come to life as their confidence grew.
We’d like to thank Ash Manor School for welcoming us, and to Jane Sheridan at Ed2Biz Education Business Consultancy for facilitating the insightful day. UK Connect value’s community involvement and look forward to working with Jane and Ash Manor School on future projects.
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