SERC enterprise scholar scoops innovation award

Kenny Galloway, 30, from Moira received £ 5,000 for the Youth Entrepreneurship Award. The young man works in marketing and sales consulting and is part-time at SERC and is currently completing the CMI Level 5 in Management and Leadership.

Kenny said, “When I started SERC for the Management and Leadership course, I heard about the Entrepreneurship Club and contacted them about my project. They were able to move me forward with the invaluable support of innovation consultant Natasha Lloyd and Terence Brannigan, the SERC’s Entrepreneur in Residence. This helped me develop my innovative edtech solution, Sprout, an exciting new career platform – with gamification, digital technology, data and psychology – that aims to inspire young people to take their future into their own hands.

“I found out about the council’s innovation prize through the club and decided to apply.”

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Kenny Galloway with Dr.  Michael Malone, Director of Curriculum and Information Services at SERCKenny Galloway with Dr. Michael Malone, Director of Curriculum and Information Services at SERC

He added: “I am very pleased with the funding for the Youth Entrepreneurship Award presented by former Mayor Council Nicholas Trimble. It will help me take my idea for Sprout to the next level in terms of testing the concept. Basically, the short term goal is to reshape VET for the 21st century and the long term vision is to create happier jobs. ”

Dr. Michael Malone, Director of Curriculum and Information Services at SERC, added, “I am delighted that Kenny received this innovation award for something so exciting and innovative. His project is an example of the ongoing student activities at SERC where we actively encourage all students to embrace entrepreneurship and entrepreneurship through a project-based learning framework.

“Students develop overarching skills such as innovative thinking, teamwork, problem solving, communication, leadership and have access to mentoring that can help turn their ideas into student businesses and careers. In addition to the qualification, our students prepare for starting their careers and that can mean founding their own company. “

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