According to figures published by the UK Government’s Department for Business Innovation and Skills (BIS) around 11% of 18 to 24 year olds aspire to start their own businesses compared with just 3% of those aged 55 to 65.
Trevor Clawson, Contributor to Forbes:
So if the figures are correct, a significant number of young people are currently leaving schools and universities with the aim of wither working for themselves or employing others. And this in turn poses challenges for Britain’s universities, schools and further education colleges. Traditionally the role of educators has been to turn out successive generations with skills and qualities necessary to become ‘good employees.’ Today there is an increasing awareness that it is also important to encourage and support an enterprise culture – and not just in terms of supporting technology spin-outs.