THE Learning and Skills Council (LSC) is urging young people to take part in a series of events as part of its Enterprise Week to find new entrepreneurs.

Enterprise Week 2008, which starts on Monday, will see thousands of activities run by organisations across the UK aimed at encouraging people to unlock their business talent.

There will be events running at a number of organisations and schools including Abbeyfield School in Chippenham, St Laurence School in Bradford on Avon and Business Link in Calne.

Paul Lucken, regional director of skills at the LSC, said: “There is an ever growing need in the current climate to give young people the skills to spot opportunities, overcome challenges and implement ideas.

“If young people are encouraged and given the right opportunity to develop their entrepreneurial spirit, then in time this will be of huge value to the economy.”

The LSC said enterprising talent is not just found in those with academic qualifications. “You do not need to be a straight ‘A’ student or follow traditional academic routes to be entrepreneurial, however, building new skills and developing learning are extremely valuable for success,” Mr Lucken added.

For a full list of events taking place in north and west Wiltshire visit the LSC’s website at