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First enterprising Finance Week to be launched

THE countdown to Fife Business Week 2017 is now well underway. Running from 6th to 10th November, it is a week packed full of events aimed at inspiring and supporting Fife’s business community. 
A major contributor to the week of activity will be the launch of Fife’s first enterprising ‘Finance Week’, aimed at embedding finance skills as part of the curriculum in education.

Fife Council’s Education and Economic Development teams have joined forces with some key strategic partners to support schools across Fife to create a progressive pathway of activities to challenge young people from ages 3 to 18.

Finance Week will enable young people from across Fife to learn more about money and finance, through workshops from Barclays Life Skills, Citizens Advice and Rights Fife, Fife Voluntary Action, Kingdom Credit Union, North East Fife Credit Union, RBS Moneysense, Scotland’s Enterprising Schools and Social Enterprise Academy.

Finance Week and its sustainable pathway aligns to the outcomes of Curriculum for Excellence and Developing the Young Workforce, Scotland’s youth employment strategy.

Councillor Altany Craik, Convener – Economy Tourism. Strategic Planning & Transportation Committee said: “With almost 20% of young people between the ages of 18 and 25 unable to afford food as a result of debt, this focus on money and finance is vital to equip the young people of Fife in key skills to support them in learning, life and work.”

Finance Week will be launched with Lochgelly South Primary School learning ‘How we use money’ through RBS Moneysense.
Fife Business Week is hosted by Fife Council’s Economic Development Team and Business Gateway team and delivered through the Fife Economy Partnership.  It is designed to support businesses to succeed and flourish whilst making Fife the best place to do business.
The full calendar of events to mark the eighth Fife Business Week is available at www.fifebusinessweek.co.uk  For more information on Fife Business Week email craig.rutherford@bgfife.co.uk