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Entrepreneurial Skills Pass - Europe


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Entrepreneurial Skills Pass - Europe

  1. 1. Entrepreneurial Skills Pass 2016
  2. 2. Agenda • What is ESP? • Junior Achievement Mini-Company Program • Competence-focused Self-Assessment tool • Online Exam & Learning Materials • Further Opportunities, ESP in Europe
  3. 3. Introduction Young People in Europe WITHOUT A JOB 5.5M
  4. 4. TThe skills young people need & lack Top 5 skills young people NEED Top 5 skills young people LACK 59% Communication & literacy 56% Positive attitude 48% Self-management 45% People skills 41% Team working 50% Self-management 44% Communication & literacy 35% People skills 35% Positive attitude 35% Confidence
  5. 5. What is ESP? The Entrepreneurial Skills Pass (ESP) is a unique and new qualification that proves students (16-19 years old) have had a real entrepreneurial experience and have gained the necessary knowledge, skills and competences to start a business or be successfully employed. Partners of the ESP provide training and employment opportunities for ESP holders.
  6. 6. Junior Achievement Mini Companies Students aged 15-19 found and run real companies for 1 school year. They fulfil all entrepreneurial tasks on their own and simply learn business by doing business. They receive guidance from a teacher and business volunteers.
  7. 7. Skills-oriented Self-Assessment During the school year students rate their own skills in various entrepreneurial competences. At the end of the year, they receive feedback on their development links to further training.
  8. 8. Online Exam Based on the international Entrepreneur’s Skills Certificate students take an online exam at the end of the school year to prove their knowledge and obtain the certificate.
  9. 9. International Glossary 150 terms of business knowledge from the Syllabus and Teachers’ Handbook. Available in English and National Language Versions. general understanding of organisations main steps and legal requirements from idea generation to the market financial resources and budgeting
  10. 10. Further Opportunities Partners in Europe offering opportunities Leader for a Day, Stages, Traineeships, etc
  11. 11. Friederike Soezen Wirtschaftskammer Österreich Austrian Federal Economic Chamber | +43 590900 4086
  12. 12. CCountries involved in the EU grant: Austria Czech Republic Denmark Estonia Greece Italy Romania Slovakia Switzerland European partners Partners Other ESP participating Countries: Albania, Belgium, Bulgaria, Finland, France, Ireland, Malta, Norway, Portugal, Russia, Serbia, Sweden, Turkey, United Kingdom