This three-year project will give close to 10000 students the opportunity to participate in the JA-YE Sci-Tech Challenge project. The project includes the following elements:
Hyundai Motor Company and Junior Achievement-Young Enterprise Europe are partnering to promote greater understanding and awareness among young people about Science, Technology, Engineering and Math (STEM) skills, entrepreneurship and the skills for their future employability.The “Skills for the Future’’ initiative will expand these organizations’ existing good practices with educators and key stakeholders in the business community.
During the 3-year initiative, 10,000 young people between the ages of 15 and 18 in 15 European countries will have the opportunity to try their hand at enterprise, learn valuable STEM skills and apply their knowledge in new ways. With support from their teachers, they will be exposed to a variety of learning-by-doing approaches and work with Hyundai business volunteers from all over Europe. Over 400 employees from the business community will volunteer.
Enterprise without Borders is a high school and/or college programme that teaches the value of European trade and the practical skills necessary to function in an international market.
“Working with global partner HP, Junior Achievement – Young Enterprise has developed the Social Innovation Relay to encourage students aged 15-18 to develop concepts that are socially innovative and could have a significant positive social impact.”
13 countries are going to participate in the Social Innovation Relay 2011!
14,000 students in 13 countries worldwide will be challenged to tackle some of society’s biggest challenges in an online ‘Social Innovation Relay’ and a total of 55,000 students will participate in educational activities related to the relay!”
The European Round Table of Industrialists, Junior Achievement-Young Enterprise Europe and European Schoolnet are partnering to promote greater understanding and awareness among young people about globalisation, entrepreneurship and the skills they need to succeed in the global economy.
The Global Enterprise Project (GEP) will expand these organizations’ existing good practices with educators and key stakeholders in the business community.
During the 3-year initiative, 40,000 young people between the ages of 15 and 18 will have the opportunity to try their hand at enterprise, learn valuable entrepreneurial skills and apply their knowledge in new ways. With support from their teachers, they will be exposed to a variety of learning-by-doing approaches and work with people from a diverse range of industries and backgrounds. Over 2000 employees from the business community will volunteer.
Social enterprise is an important development in the face of today’s huge socio-economic challenges. It’s a leap beyond responsible business to new, innovative social solutions. Moreover, young people like the idea of applying business skills and ingenuity to solve social problems in sustainable ways. The partnership that we are proposing here brings the worlds of education, training, skills, work and community closer together to inspire and recognize young social entrepreneurs. It's aim is toincrease the pool of potential social entrepreneurs by providing access to education in social enterprise to young people age 15-18 across Europe – we call it the “JA-YE Social Enterprise Programme”.
‘The Science, Technology, Engineering and Maths (STEM) Innovation Campis an initiative developed through a partnership between Blackberry and Junior Achievement Young Enterprise Europe – Europe’s largest provider of entrepreneurship education programmes.
The STEM Innovation Camp helps raise awareness amongst secondary school students aged 15-18, of STEM related issues, showcases excellent role models for the industry from Blackberry and leads the way to showing that skills-based CSR programs have a vital role to play in the future of education and aligning business needs with curriculums.
The events focus on fostering young people’s problemsolving and innovation skills. Students are given a specific challenge to solve within a limited period of time. The link between business and education helps students to develop skills that are relevant to the workplace and allows them to apply their academic learning in real-life.
14 JA-YE organizations from Italy, Spain, Sweden, United Arab Emirates, Nigeria, South Africa, Mexico, Colombia, Argentina, Malaysia, Thailand, Indonesia, India and China are organizing Science, Technology, Engineering and Maths (STEM) Innovation Camps.
15 JA-YE organizations from 13 European countries (Belgium, Bulgaria,Czech Republic, Denmark, Estonia, Greece, Italy, Norway, Portugal, Romania, Slovakia, Spain and Turkey) are organizing Creativity and Innovation Challenges for vocational school students. These camps encourage young people to use their skills in enterprising ways, ultimately increasing their employability and entrepreneurial potential. The European Creativity & Innovation Challenge is taking place thanks to a grant from the European Commission Leonardo da Vinci Networks programme.
‘The Entrepreneurial School’ won co-funding from the European Community, Competitiveness and Innovation Programme (CIP). The aim of the CIP programme is to promote projects with a high-added value at the European level in education for entrepreneurship. The Entrepreneurial School will train over 4000 teachers in the next 3 years across 18 countries. The consortium will produce a Virtual Guide to Entrepreneurial Learning with 75-100 entrepreneurial tools and methods organized in 35 teacher-friendly packages for primary and secondary schools. The intent is to make it easy for teachers to apply entrepreneurial learning in any subject area and for any age group. In addition, schools will have access to a quality framework and assessment tool which helps educators set milestones and assess progress.
JA-YE Connect - is a new networking tool for JA-YE teachers and staff with a special group for EWB teachers and coordinators with various blogs, discussions, video and photo galleries.
Teachers and JA-YE Staff can:
Science Enterprise Initiative - is developed by JA-YE Europe, with the support of ARAMCO, which aims to motivate students (15-18 years old) to consider MST (maths, science and technology) careers and develop entrepreneurship skills.
Through this initiative students learn how to form their own enterprise in the field of maths, science and technology. They elect a board of directors from amongst their peers, raise capital, and market and finance a product or service of their own choice.
Students will develop new skills such as teamwork, leadership, presenting, planning and financial control as they learn to take responsibility for the success of their company.