CB007.1.21.159 To BOND entrepreneurial learning with primary and secondary schools and universities with the aim of curricula enhancement and entrepreneurial competences improvement for the purpose of facilitating employment of young people
To BOND entrepreneurial learning with primary and secondary schools and universities with the aim of curricula enhancement and entrepreneurial competences improvement for the purpose of facilitating employment of young people
Lead Partner – International Business School;
Partner 1 – College of Applied Professional Studies Vranje
Project funding amount: 198,453.80 Euros
Execution period: November 23, 2016 – February 22, 2018
Overall project goal: To facilitate youth employment through systematic improvement of entrepreneurial capacity within formal education.
Specific goals include:
- Improvement of entrepreneurial competency at primary and secondary schools.
- Enhancement of entrepreneurial skills among teachers and students through access to “Train the Trainer” programs.
- Integration of entrepreneurial education models into the curricula of primary, secondary, and higher education institutions.
Activity (A) 1 – “Connect” Campaign and A2 public event to mark the project’s launch, aiming to ensure transparency, attract target groups and beneficiaries, encourage their application and participant selection.
A3, A4, and A5 – Development and implementation of entrepreneurial training for students in primary and secondary schools – creating and applying two programs that will be integrated into official curricula and adapted to the basics, i.e., secondary schools. Students will learn to take initiative, develop self-confidence, and acquire an active and responsible attitude towards society and their own development. The program aims to encourage creativity, innovation, and independent job seeking, the development of personality traits that form the basis of entrepreneurial behavior, increased self-awareness for self-employment and entrepreneurship as a career development opportunity, work on specific entrepreneurial tasks, and the development of business skills for creating and managing a business.
A6 and A7 – Development and implementation of the “Train the Trainer” program in the field of entrepreneurial life, designed for teachers from primary and secondary schools and students – the goal is for future entrepreneurship teachers to develop entrepreneurial thinking, understand entrepreneurship, acquire entrepreneurial competencies, and accumulate skills to transmit knowledge to students using interactive methods and full engagement with students. One of the program’s goals is the active involvement of parents/families of students so that everyone has the opportunity to think and act entrepreneurially and systematically guide the future careers of students.
A8 – Development of student companies in primary and secondary schools – students will be divided into teams and given tasks to develop the company, in accordance with the knowledge and skills acquired in activities 4 and 5. Their task will be to develop business ideas, define organizational structure, create a business plan, forecast results, and simulate daily operations. Teachers and students participating in the project will guide the work in accordance with the knowledge and skills acquired in activity 7. It is expected that 185 students will work in 37 teams and develop 37 companies.
A9 – Exchange of best practices between primary, secondary, and higher education institutions and the preparation of models for new educational programs.
A10 – Collaboration with parents/families with a view to involving them in the entrepreneurial development of students and presenting the project results achieved in the field of entrepreneurial education at the joint public event.
A11 – Public event – “Students’ Cooperation Day,” which will include summarizing the project results, presenting student companies, voting for winning student companies, and awarding certificates and prizes, as well as presenting certificates to participants in the entrepreneurship education program.
A12 – Development of models for new educational programs for entrepreneurship training in primary and secondary schools.
A13 – Development of models for new educational programs for access to “Train the Trainer” within partner higher education institutions, intended for teachers from primary and secondary schools and students.
A14 – Project’s concluding event to announce the achieved results and discussions on the replication and sustainability of the project results.