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Entrepreneurs tackle healthy eating

Eastleigh College students launch the Breakfast Bar Business, to encourage healthy eating among students and staff at college.

The Event Management students spotted a gap in the market to sell healthy ‘grab and go’ breakfast alternatives such as porridge and fruit, and are managing their very own enterprise project. The task forms part of their course and is an opportunity for the students to put into practice the skills they have learned and work as a team to be the entrepreneurs they are destined to be.

All courses offered at Eastleigh College, not only equip students with the skills and knowledge in the field they are interested in, but offers a wealth of transferrable skills which are highly looked upon by any employer. William, a Level 3 Event Management student describes, “I’ve enjoyed working as part of a team and understanding that everyone has different strengths and skills to run the project.”

The Event Management course has a hands-on approach giving students valuable insight to their chosen career. Through the opportunity to do the job they’re training in, rather than learning about it, has shown the students the variety of opportunities within their industry which they could progress into. William adds, “The project has given me experience of running my own business from coming up with the ideas and finance to marketing and the day to day running of the business.”

All money raised will be used to fund the project and any profits will be donated to the Piam Brown Ward Charity at Southampton Hospital.

To find out more about the latest projects our students are working work on, visit the College’s news stories webpage.