Supporting Entrepreneurial Education in Europe and Eurasia

WHAT IS SUPPORTING ENTERPRENEURIAL EDUCATION IN EUROPE AND EUROASIA PROJECT? 

Inaugurated in October 2017, the Supporting Entrepreneurial Education in Europe and Eurasia Project, implemented by Junior Achievement Europe, aims to inspire and prepare young people to succeed in the global economy, by developing and implementing programs for entrepreneurial education, financial literacy and work readiness. The project works with high schools, students, teachers, parents and other supporting organizations, business associations, financial institutions, lead firms willing to support entrepreneurial education in Macedonia. The project is improving partnerships between businesses and schools to create a generation of young people, capable of applying innovative approaches and techniques in their curricular activities and prepare for the modern workplace.

HOW DOES IT WORK? 

  • Scaling education about entrepreneurship in secondary and vocational education and training schools with a particular focus on the Junior Achievement (JA) Program that offers students between the ages of 14-19 years the opportunity to learn how to create their own venture taking an idea from conception to reality while still in school;
  • Measuring the impact on young people, especially girls using pre-post competence-based assessment;
  • Providing students, the opportunity to participate in national and international competitions and earn JA’s unique Entrepreneurial Skills PassTM (ESP), an international qualification that certifies students (aged 14-19), who are part of JA student company program;
  • Conducting JA Innovation Camps focused on specific high-growth industry sectors, bringing students into a 12-hour team based challenge event;
  • Training teachers to guide their students through the JA Company Program.

 

WHAT HAS BEEN ACCOMPLISHED? 

  • Trained and certified 67 teachers from 37 high schools across Macedonia, as mentors in the Student Company Program, encouraging them to try, experiment, and share additional methods and techniques that they use to teach entrepreneurship throughout the school year;
  • Included 60 students from 10 high schools (both general and vocational education and training schools) from Macedonia in the implementation of student companies in their schools;
  • Conducted Innovation Camp offering 139 students (91 girls and 48 boys) from 28 secondary schools from Kriva Palanka, Kumanovo, Probistip, Bitola, Ohrid, Resen, Valandovo, Gevgelija, Prilep, Kavadarci, Tetovo, Veles, Berovo, Strumica, Stip and Skopje an opportunity to participate in a business challenge in energy efficiency; 
  • Conducted a Trade Fair national competition offering 59 students an opportunity to compete for Macedonia’s Company of the Year;
  • Assisted the winning company at the national competition, participate in the European Company of the Year Competition in Belgrade, Serbia in 2018.

Last updated: December 11, 2018

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