Title Student Company
Project Number 2009-1-IT1-LEO05-00237
Project Type Transfer of Innovation
Marketing Text The future labor market needs students which are creative, has good cooperation skills and are innovative. 10 years ago from a Gem studio it was underlined that 70% of the companies will be gone in 20 years and 50 % of the jobs today, does not exist in 20 years.Those two facts can affect enormously the competitiveness of our future society.Students that can participate in programmes promoting entrepreneurship in education are still a minority.From a follow up research in Norway more than 20 per cent of interviewed people in age class 25-34 that attained an enterprise education programme is an entrepreneur and proved also that those programme has a good influence in promoting equal opportunities.Entrepreneurship in education has a central place in the EU Lisbon Strategy.In 2003 the European Commission added a further follow-up, the “Green Paper on Entrepreneurship in Europe”.Here growth and development opportunities are emphasized among other things through knowledge and innovation.
Summary Students that can participate in programmes promoting entrepreneurship in education are still a mignority (1% of secondary school students). From a follow up research in Norway more than 20 per cent of interviewed people in age class 25-34 that attained an enterprise education programme is an entrepreneur and it was proved also that those programme has a good influence in promoting equal opportunities. There are still rare countries implementing programme of student enterprise as part of official national programme and it is proved that teacher involvement is much more when student enterprise programme is part of an official action plan regionally or nationally. In other words there is a lack of integrated strategic plan for education, training, labour and industry in the majority of European countries and especially in the partners country. The main aim is to significantly contribute to inspire and prepare young people to succeed in a global economy, by developing from mid-to long term action plan concerning Entrepreneurship in education. This will be done by developing processes implementing strategic plan at national, regional and local level in the thematic of entrepreneurship in education by transfering the norwegian model of student company for VET/ secondary school pupils. The Norwegian partner will be able to transfer their model by implementing inside the students curricula a certain pathway for enforcing entrepreneurship attitude of students, they will be the real example of model to be transfer, they will give also the superior scenario of regional/ national agreement necessary for having implemented the model, they will produce guidelines for other countries partners to develop similar pathways. The Partner that will receive the Norwegian model are capable to be or include a local authority for inducing a innovative plan for influencing the modification of student VET curricula for including skills for entrepreneurship in their respective training/ educational system. The outcomes can be sinthetized as follow. Students will Acquire basic skills and competence for enforcing theirs attitudes, their critic spirits, their self awareness through a real and guided enterprise management curricula (student company). For local/regional/ National authorities:Transfer/ Devolop a strategic plan for systematic actions of entreprenuership education. For social partners : develop bilateral agreements for facilitating business start up. For smes: develop company policy for social responsibility, promote gender equality and social balance. Develop linkage between company and local educational institute, local authorities for education.The impact envisaged will be measurable in terms of qualitative/ quantitative indicators like blueprint model, iso 9000 quality assurance procedure, agreements with local education authorities, student company produced, social partners involvements, smes participation, students and teachers involvements.
The aims of the project are to contribute significantly to inspire and prepare young people to succeed in a global economy, by developing from mid-to long term action plan concerning Entrepreneurship in education. This model transfer include local-regional good practice implementation as part of rule improvements and scholar curricula development. Following a learning region approach the step will be in synthesis: 1) Transfer of good practice for enhancing entrepreneurship of youngsters, within the education system and the local labour market. 2) Model implementation in local context. 3) Definition of new curricula with specific competencies addressing directly entrpreneurship development at local, inter-regional level. This project will be a real support improvements in quality innovation and attractiveness in vocational education and training systems, institutions and practices. It is well proved that systematic actions of promoting entrepreneurship raise job opportunities for all (i.e. it has a good impact on equal opportunities). This is properly addressed as a prevention tool of job loosing if implemented at school. Moreover the norwegian model (with ten years of application) is a european reference country in this field that can assure the project outcomes: Students will Acquire basic skills and competence for enforcing theirs attitudes, their critic spirits, their self awareness through a real and guided enterprise management curricula (student company). For local/regional/national Authorities: Transfer/Devolop a strategic plan for systematic actions of entrepreneurship education. For social partners: develop bilateral agreements for facilitating business start up. For SMEs: develop company policy for social responsibility, promote gender equality and social balance. Develop linkage between company and local educational institute, local authorities for education.
STUDENT COMPANY is designed particularly having in mind education and training 2010 objectives (3.1 Strengthening the links with working life and research and society at large; 3.2 Developing the spirit of enterprise). We wish to transfer not only the experiences but overall the good strategic model practices from Norway to the others partners of the project. The results will be guided having a botton-up approach: the basic experience for students and teachers is learning through practical work in a student enterprise going from a business idea to a real start-up of a company.
Public Administration and Defence; Compulsory Social Security
Human Health and Social Work Activities
procedure for the analysis and prognosis of the vocational training requirement
Product information R1) Blueprint guidelines for strategic plan - implementing entrepreneurship in education. R2) Quality procedure for strategic plan of entrepreneurship in education. R3) Subscription of protocols/agreements by Local/Regional/National Authorities (enforcing the Governance withs social parties). R4) Student company report. R5) School curricula with entreprenership skill evidence. R6) CD-Rom. R7) Website of the project with open section for all and a dedicated section for tender winner help area, model transfer, forum, blog, etc, project management. R8) student company kit train of trainers.