A leading Liverpool businessman is visiting Goodison Park tomorrow to speak to a group of budding young entrepreneurs.
Chris Arnold, founder of the student volunteering holiday company Smaller Earth, will be the guest speaker at an open day for Everton’s new business course ‘Leadership through Sport’ on Wednesday, 18 July.
The exciting new scheme starts from September and will equip young people aged 16-19 with the skills to become business and community leaders of the future.
The new programme, which is being delivered in partnership with Liverpool Community College and funded by the charity Leadership through Sport, involves young people studying a year-long BTEC Level 3 in Enterprise and Entrepreneurship and undertaking real work experience.
The BTEC, which is the equivalent of three A Levels, will see students completing three days in the classroom, where they will learn vital commerce skills, including entrepreneurship, business planning and pitching, leadership and teamwork, and financial literacy and awareness.
The remaining two days per week will be spent based with Everton in the Community, transferring their newly acquired skills into live environments on a variety of exciting schemes delivered by the Blues’ official charity, which cover sport, health, education, employment and social inclusion.
Tomorrow’s open day will be a chance for prospective students to learn more about the course, take part in taster exercises, enjoy a stadium tour and seek advice from local successful businessman, Chris, who was behind bringing the Global Entrepreneurship Congress to the Liverpool Echo Arena earlier this year.
The open day starts at 1.30pm and any young people keen to learn more about the course are encouraged to attend.
Prospective students must have five GCSE’s between A-C, including English Language, to gain entry onto the course and possess a real interest and determination to become a successful business leader.
Students who are accepted onto the course will be rewarded with significant financial incentives for performing well and to aid their learning.
For more information about the Leadership through Sport programme call 0151 530 5253, email firstname.lastname@example.org visit, evertonfc.com/community.