..to Knowsley Enterprise Academy
Knowsley Enterprise Academy (KEA) is the first purpose built Youth Enterprise Academy in the UK. It was established in 2003 by Knowsley Development Trust and was formerly opened in 2005 by HRH Duke of Kent.
The aim of the Academy is to create a culture of enterprise throughout Knowsley by working with 11 – 25 year olds and local businesses in the borough.
Young people who attend the Academy can engage in a range of fun, exciting Enterprise programmes and activities to build up their teamworking, communication, problem solving and employability skills. Some of the programmes that have been run by the Academy are:
- neetTV Laughing Matters Project
- neetTV UnScene Project
- Creative Routes to Employment Programme
- Work Based Learning Enterprise Programmes
- Diploma Enterprise Programmes
- ICT Enterprise Programmes
- Teamwork and Communication Enterprise Programmes
Hopefully, in a few years’ time the Academy will see some of its past students running their own businesses or organizations and they will be able to take new students there for visits.