Our next case study for the Young People Are Great campaign is from Arthur Derrick. Arthur is a student at Orkney College UHI, on the Future Tracks course. As part of this course, students take part in the Young Enterprise Team Programme, setting up a company and developing and selling a product. This year’s Future Track students set up their business, The Three Puffketeers, which sold tech bags for storing cables and small tech items at home or while travelling. The team achieved the Best Logo Award and Best Overall Company Award at the Young Enterprise Scottish Finals last week.
Tell us about your current job role or qualification.
I am currently completing the Future Tracks course at Orkney College UHI. The whole course has been going well and I have learned quite a lot in the past year.
Our Young Enterprise company, The Three Puffketeers managed to sell out of all our products within three hours after the launch.
What were you doing before you undertook your current qualification, and why did you decide to move on to what you are currently doing?
I was home schooled.
Have you faced any challenges, if so what were they and how did you overcome them?
One of our members dropped out so we had to do extra work ourselves.
What skills have you learnt whilst achieving your qualification?
I have learned:
Would you recommend this course to another young person and if so why?
The Future Tracks course is very helpful for people who are not quite sure about what they would like to do in the future. It provides multiple different modules such as Young Enterprise, Hospitality, IT, and Tourism.
For more information about the Future Tracks programme, visit here: https://www.orkney.uhi.ac.uk/courses/future-tracks/