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Nigel De Jong meets CITC Enterprise kids

Nigel De Jong meets CITC Enterprise kids

Nigel De Jong took time out of his busy training schedule to meet a group of ambitious young people at the City of Manchester Stadium.

Four teenagers from the National Enterprise Academy in East Manchester are taking part in a month long work experience programme as part of CITC’s Enterprise City project. CITC are also using the scheme to develop a new Skills and Enterprise plan which they aim to introduce into schools across Manchester over the coming months.

Nigel set up his own custom car company over two years ago, which now has offices in Germany and Abu Dhabi. He talked to the schoolchildren about his personal experience of starting a business, and how important his own education is.

"My mother always told me the two things in life that were important: your family and your education,” he told the youngsters.

“You see examples of players going bankrupt and they don't have a degree or education to fall back on. The most important thing for me was to finish my schooling and then to see what football might hold for me. So I worked hard and I ended up with a degree in economics.”

CITC’s Enterprise City project involves more than 1,000 young people across Greater Manchester and allows young people to gain a better understanding of business matters whilst working towards an accredited qualification. The scheme provides insight into the running of Manchester City, focusing on marketing, customer services, career planning and the club’s community initiatives.

Enterprise City is supported by the Premier League/PFA Community Fund, Department of Business, Innovation and Skills, Greater Manchester Challenge, Manchester City Council and Tameside Borough Council.

For more information about CITC’s Enterprise programme please contact Mike Green on 0161 438 7711 or e-mail mike.green@mcfc.co.uk

 

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