Ed-WISE is a charitable community benefits society, led by a team of professionals from across education and business sectors. Our purpose is to support our Island communities in improving the life chances of our young people.
To deliver our aims, we work with government agencies – such as Department for Business and Trade – regional agencies – such as Solent Local Enterprise Partnership – and local businesses, schools and colleges.
We have been chosen to support some high-profile government-led initiatives, thanks to our track record of supporting students in their development and realising opportunities.
We deliver the Young Enterprise Company Programme on the Isle of Wight, with students from across many secondary schools and colleges across the Island taking part in an academic-year long competition to launch and run a genuine business. Each team is supported by a volunteer business advisor, who guides the team on their journey.
Making a practical difference
Teaching young people business skills
Ed-WISE supports students from all backgrounds in improving their business-related skillsets.
Bridging the gap between education and business
We work with career sector professionals to highlight emerging and diverse career opportunities that students can aspire towards.
Helping personal development
We support and encourage students to grow in confidence on their journey.
Here one student explains how the Company Programme has given him the confidence to progress in life.
Ed-WISE is supported by Island estate agency Hose Rhodes Dickson, who have funded key aspects of the Company Programme.
An innovative careers website for students of all ages
Ed-WISE is currently working on a new careers website. Through video, business people will give an insight to students about what their industry is really like – showing the good and the not-so-good, allowing students to make a clearer choice about future careers.
Our success with Young Enterprise
We continue to work with Island schools to help their students succeed in the Young Enterprise programme. Below are some of the recent accomplishments.