In its first year 14 schools have joined Dorset Chamber’s Young Chamber Programme as Members, with seven sponsors* – some sponsoring more than one school. In its second year, Dorset Chamber will be welcoming more schools and sponsors and developing the programme further.
Ian Girling, Chief Executive at Dorset Business said: “We are investing in Young Chamber for the long term. Feedback after its first year from both schools and businesses is that it is providing an invaluable link between business and education. I’m also delighted to say this great programme is being delivered without any public sector funding and is entirely funded by the business community.
“It has also made us aware of the challenges faced by schools. Our aim is to work with schools to support and build on their existing activities and providing a platform to develop new business relationships. We welcome Joan to the team and look forward to working with her on building on the success of the first year of Young Chamber”.
Schools who would like to become Members of the Young Chamber and businesses who are interested in sponsoring Member Schools and affiliate closely with them through the Programme can contact Joan Senior directly on 01202 714817, or email firstname.lastname@example.org
Businesses offering their support to provide inspirational talks, workshops, visits and more are invited to contact Joan directly, or register their interest and areas of expertise using the online form at: https://www.surveymonkey.co.uk/r/YngChamber
For more information about the Dorset Young Chamber please visit: http://www.dcci.co.uk/young-chamber-programme / http://www.britishchambers.org.uk/business/young-chamber-membership.html
*Blue Sky Financial Planning, Walker Wealth Management, Dextra Group PLC, ABP Yetminster, Ellis Jones Solicitors, Atlas Elektronik and Reid Steel.