Awards will be given out tomorrow night (Wednesday 26 September) to the first group of students completing the Education into Enterprise work placement project.
The project’s first year saw 54 students at the University of Abertay Dundee complete their placements.
By taking part in the scheme, the students gained valuable work experience on real business challenges with local, national and international employers, including DC Thomson, MS Scotland Therapy Centre, NCR, SecuriTay and Youth Football Scotland.
Education into Enterprise is a collaboration between the University of Abertay Dundee, Adam Smith, Dundee, Elmwood, Forth Valley, James Watt and West Lothian Colleges, in partnership with the Scottish Chambers of Commerce.
It is funded by the Scottish Further and Higher Education Funding Council with the aim of leaving a sustainable legacy of links with employers and industry-relevant education and student work placement opportunities embedded in academic curricula.
Dr June Leishman, Director of Partnerships at Abertay University, said: “The project has been an excellent example of collaborative working across all the partner institutions, as well as with local employers and the Scottish Chambers of Commerce.
“It has expanded the opportunities we can offer to students from a range of degree courses to gain valuable ‘real-life’ work experience in a wider variety of business settings.
“This can only enhance these students’ employability and career chances when they complete their studies.”
The ceremony is a celebration of the hard work and commitment of all the students who successfully completed their Education into Enterprise projects.
Most of the projects were undertaken in addition to their studies, further demonstrating their professionalism, excellent time management skills and dedication to developing their skills.
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