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    Leicester College learners win global DECA Idea Challenge 2016

    waj by wyusuf | 01-02-17

    Leicester College learners are DECA Idea Challenge 2016 Global winners in the College/University category announced this week.

    The Challenge had 2048 entries from 16 countries around the world including Algeria, China, India, Jamaica, the United Arab Emirates, New Zealand and more.

    Learners decided the product they created had to have a safety aspect about it. They recycled the plastic bottle to produce a cover for exposed plug and wiring system in poorer countries in order to protect children from getting an electric shock.

    Peter Jones Enterprise Academy learners Gigar Surendracumar and Andy Hill worked collaboratively with Foundation Degree Travel and Tourism learners Marie Simmonds and Natasha Green to produce the winning idea.read more

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    Rosemary Conley comes to PJEA

    kirstin by khollingsworth | 07-11-16

    On Thursday, November 3, the Peter Jones Enterprise Academy had a very special guest: diet and fitness entrepreneur Rosemary Conley.

    Speaking to learners about her start in the industry, Conley explained how she began with a campaign of 30 posters in 1972 - and from that she was able to run a fitness class for 29 people, which was the start of her multi-million pound business. What followed in the years to come was a massive franchise, exercise DVDs, and book and TV deals. Today, Conley runs an online business and has taken on substantial charity work - which is part of the reason behind her visit to Leicester College.

    Conley spoke of the College as being "dear to her heart", and of the "fabulous opportunities" offered to young people via the courses at PJEA.read more

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    The PJEA experience, once in a lifetime opportunity at the grasp of your fingertips!

    waj by wyusuf | 18-10-16

    The Peter Jones Enteprise academy, set up by the millionaire BBC Dragon’s Den star, Peter Jones, aims to teach skills designed to give entrepreneurs a head start with setting up and running their own business. The learners establish, nurture and run their own micro-businesses throughout the year with the support of tutors and industry experts. They also attend workshops, business surgeries and networking events to gain tailored advice and guidance from professionals.

    The learners are being taught in a professional environment, attending college in formal business dress every day, as well as being guided by Business Enterprise Managers, who forge links with local business people and industry experts.read more

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    Leicester College awarded at the East Midlands Chamber Business Awards 2016

    waj by wyusuf | 27-09-16

    The Peter Jones Enterprise Academy (PJEA) at Leicester College has won the Skills and Employability Award at the East Midlands Chamber Business Awards 2016.

    The PJEA was founded by Peter Jones CBE with a view to encourage more entrepreneurial activity in the UK, aiming to equip future generations of entrepreneurs with the skills and know-how to run their own businesses.

    Rupinder Drew, Business Enterprise Academy Manager said:

    “We work really hard to get the best opportunities for our learners, including organising trips, hosting guest speakers from successful business backgrounds, and setting tasks which really provide them with the skills needed to secure employment or start their own business.read more