Students of all ages at DACA are encouraged to join The Young Chamber Council. The Young Chamber, with the support of both DACA and the local Chamber of Commerce, develop a programme of events and entrepreneurial projects and activities. These are very wide ranging and build on the skills and experience of local employers. The activities are sometimes delivered directly by local business volunteers through Darwen Creates or in a partnership with the Chamber.
All of these experiences help shape young people’s thinking; it may reinforce some attitudes and cause other views and preconceived ideas to be changed. The experience gained by young people involved with Young Chamber will stand them in very good stead for the future and give them a real opportunity to influence their own future success.
Entering competitions such as Skills Factor, Tycoon in Schools by Peter Jones and Young Enterprise Tenner Challenge are just a few of the opportunities our students have available to them.
National Competitions with a local focus provide the best opportunity for students to get involved in their community while learning and competing with the best in the country.
- Students get to talk directly to local business people and employers developing the skills they will need to be more successful in the future
- Young Chamber raises their personal achievement and adds to CVs by allowing them to demonstrate their skills as successful young people
- It provides students with an opportunity to voice views about local issues
- Young Chamber provides experience and awareness of business, raising their aspirations of future career plans
- It develops confidence and personal skills enabling the young person to be more successful in the future