From Little Acorns, Mighty Oaks Grow: How Me Learning Added Value for Young Enterprise
Young Enterprise is a charity that provides careerenhancing courses that seek to bridge the gap between educational attainment and the employment skills that businesses actually need. It’s part of the ‘JA Network’ – Junior Achievement – a global network that is active in 140 countries and seeks to give young students the skillsets that employers are actively seeking over and above (or in place of) any formal qualifications.
An introduction via GDPR compliance
Young Enterprise deputy chief executive Sharon Davies explains. “We run a number of programmes and courses, working together with our local volunteer boards. We have about 90 boards across England and Wales and they work closely with our local staff to set up trade fairs and training workshops on finance, marketing and operations for young people participating in the Young Enterprise Company Programme.”
As well as this large group of important stakeholders, YE has a staff cohort of 127 FTE. Says Sharon: “Some 60 per cent work from home, so we want to ensure that our remote workers have the same access to resources as those in the office.”
Like many businesses, a typical problem was ensuring GDPR-compliance. Sharon turned to charity e-learning specialist and Me Learning consultant, Kevin Patrick. “Kevin is a Young Enterprise alumnus,” explains Sharon, “so we were delighted to connect with him again. And when we realised we would need online training for volunteers and staff to ensure GDPR compliance ahead of the deadline of May 25 2018, we had no hesitation in turning to Kevin for his expert knowledge.”