Junior Achievement EstoniaNGO delivering programmes for educating young entrepreneurial people in (for) Estonia.Member of JA-YE Europe (42 countries) and JA Worldwide
JA Estonia the biggest deliverer of entrepreneurship and economics education in Estonia 3 full time employees + 2 part time Almost 17, 000 students
1. Develop programmes and learning materials 2. Train teachers3. Organise student events4. Promote EEE5. Participate in European network What we do?
Background • Entrepreneurship is not included in school curriculum • No systematic governmental funding • Businesses are not eager to support 4. But things are coming better!
Programmes • Elementary school • Lower secondary school • Upper secondary school • Adults • (Universities)
Elementary School Seven steps 1. Ourselves 2. Our Family 3. Our Community 4. Our City 5. Our Region 6. Our Country 7. Our World Job guru (computer simulation)
Lower Secondary School Personal Economy, Enterprise in Action International Marketplace MiniCompany Smart Figures (Math in Life and Business) Simulator 7 (Computer Simulation)
Upper Secondary School Economics (theory + active learning) Student Company TITAN (computer simulation) Job Shadow Day Junior Consultant Programme (Leadership)
Adult and university level Adults: Teacher training teaching methodology advanced training Learning Enterprise University students: Leadership for alumni Enterprise Challenge (in process)
Student events • Student Company Trade Fairs (7-8 per year) • Student Company Competion • International student conferences (7-8 countries) • Innovation competitions • Entrepreneurship Days • Entrepreneurship Fairy Tale Contests • Summer Schools – students and teachers together etc.
Why may we think that we have succeeded? 1.We have found our place in educational system 2. Some of our programmes (Job Shadow Days) are taken over by other actors. 3. Supportive and successful alumni 4. Many volunteers 5. Good results internationally
Student Company Programme Our best and most popular programme Extra curricular programme Also allowed not related to any school
Popularity Students understand their opportunities • trade fairs in Estonia (7 per year) and abroad • success for everybody Word of mouth Role models
ENRI research about SC alumni 5 countries: Belgium – Flemish and French Norway Finland Slovakia Estonia
More willing to start my own company • Average: 44 % • Estonia 59 %
SC is a good or a very good programme • Average 81 % • Estonia 92 %
SC teachers are good or very good • Average 71 % • Estonia 82 %
% active in business • Average 15 % • Estonia 21 %
Good international results European student company competition: in last 6 years 4 awards (1 third, 3 second places) Worldwide computer simulation – 1 fourth, and 1 third place European computer simulation – 1 second place
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