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Sherry Coutu CBE delivered the 3rd CET Annual Lecture From Classroom to Titan - Transforming Student Attainment through Business Engagement, AI and Data Science on Tuesday 8th November 2016 to a packed out Hall at the City of London Club, London EC2N. Her inspiration talk received many plaudits. CET will post a recording of the Lecture shortly. Sherry Coutu is described as a serial entrepreneur, angel investor and in Computer Weekly's top 10 most influential women in the UK IT industry (2015).
Previous CET lectures have featured Professor Alison Wolf, The Baroness Wolf of Dulwich CBE ( who spoke on Mathematics Education and Our Commercial Future: Should Business Relax? Or Panic?) and Harvey McGrath, Chairman of Big Society Capital. Click to find out more about the 2016 Lecture:
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ATE Action Through Enterprise
BizATE - The Sub-Saharan Incubator (Business Development and Training Programme, Ghana)
Action Through Enterprise (ATE) is a small, dynamic charity with a vision to establish sustainable economic growth and a measurable reduction in poverty in Lawra District, Upper West Region, Ghana. ATE is the only NGO providing business skills training in this neglected part of Ghana, situated in the region with the highest poverty incidence in Ghana (UNDP 2010, Ghana Statistical Service 2015).
CET awarded a grant in 2016 to BizATE, a project which delivers a differentiated, adaptable and responsive training plan for ATE supported businesses in this area. BizATE works sensitively with small business owners (SBOs) with low levels of literacy and numeracy to provide them with the knowhow and coaching to ensure that their businesses grow and survive. Like a traditional business incubator BizATE's support includes investment capital, training, direct business assistance and mentoring. The programme also includes training of local trainers and consultants to deliver the programme.
ATE's approach has led to SBOs on average trebling their monthly profit since joining. It has also led to higher employment and an apprentice scheme supporting young women in the region.