The Duke of York visited Hull on 1st October, 2014 and focused on supporting enterprise for young people.
HRH began the day by visiting The University of Hull to learn more about its involvement in a number of new UTCs in the region, particularly Humber UTC which will open in September 2015. The Duke was shown the HIVE (Hull Immersive Visualisation Environment) which provides high performance computing technology to schools, businesses, students and researchers and will be available to students at Humber UTC. HRH met with students who had undertaken CREST engineering projects and was briefed on the importance of Youth Enterprise.
The Duke then visited Hull Sea Cadets to celebrate their centenary and congratulate them on being awarded Freedom of the City. HRH observed First Aid Training and Map Skills Workshops.
The Duke then attended a roundtable with The Yorkshire Post and local business and education leaders at C4DI Beta to promote apprenticeships in Yorkshire. C4DI or The Hull Centre for Digital Innovation was established in 2013 to bring together digital talent in East Yorkshire. HRH had the opportunity to meet some of the Entrepreneurs currently working in the shared workspace.
The final visit of the day was the Malet Lambert School where The Duke met students involved in enterprise in the Hull area supported by The Hull Youth Enterprise Partnership (HYEP). HYEP comprises 200 stakeholders who have come together with the aim to develop an enterprise culture amongst young people through the use of the Big 13 Enterprise Skills.
HRH had the opportunity to meet students involved in an app development workshop for The Enterprising Trail Board Game. The Duke then toured their market stalls which showcased a range of business ideas from bags made from recycled football shirts to customised mugs.
HRH listened to a performance of “Big 13 Enterprise Skills” by pupils from Victoria Dock primary school before unveiling a Plaque to commemorate the visit.
Hull Youth Enterprise Partnership and Malet Lambert School are educational partners in iDEA.