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Start Academy

Start Academy (SA) is a business plan contest for students at university level.


BizWorld

BizWorld is an interdisciplinary business game, where students run their own (fictional) company during four project days. Students experience the basics of business, entrepreneurship and economics. During this project, students practice and improve their language and mathematic proficiency and develop additionally valuable skills that belong to the 21st century skills.


Smart Start

SMART START program aims to support students with high potential projects to start their own businesses. Having previously completed the main program of INJAZ, Company Program, a training program for the creation and management business, students will take a step back and think carefully and methodically on their idea and work on how to make their project viable and sustainable. SMART START program  is immersed in a process of long-term thinking on their choice of product or service, niche scalability, etc.

Project promoters grouped into junior companies are encouraged to discuss with their mentors how their business can really take shape in the real world. They will discuss issues related to scalability, market penetration and growth.

Through personalized support "professionals to professionals" youth build a comprehensive business plan, they will market their project and develop the skills needed to become seasoned entrepreneurs.


Global Connection Program

 Global Connection program is the first JA educational program focused on entrepreneurship and innovation to involve high school students from China and U.S. in the creation and management of an international trading company. Global Connection Program aims to foster innovation, leadership, entrepreneurship and promoting cultural exchange between Chinese and American students. The final objective of this program is to help teenagers to become successful competitors in the context of a global economy.

JA Local Program / Organisation: JA China

Youth Enterprise Solutions for China's BOP

By using business as a tool for empowerment, young entrepreneurs can create sustainable solutions that improve the lives of the millions of people living on less than
$2.25 USD a day in China while also generating profit.

JA Local Program / Organisation: JA China

JA Business Skills Pass Program

The JA Business Skills Pass Program (BSP) is specifically designed to supplement student’s learning in the key business subjects under the Accountancy, Business and Management (ABM) track. Its well-researched components is created and patterned on some 21st century skills requirements, following international standards, and more importantly to prepare the JA/DepEd Business Simulation program. Designed with specific needs of upper grade students in mind, BSP provides useful and practical content to equip students in their transition to becoming productive and contributing members of the society. This will also provide them with the necessary skills to create and manage an enterprise and prepare them for tertiary education in business.
 


Sustainable Enterprise Development Program

Sustainable Enterprise Development Program  creates youth-led SMEs in Azerbaijan and enchance their efficiency through capacity-building and enabling environment.

SEDP objectives are:

  • Promotion of SME development through the creation of youth-led enterprises by providing entrepreneurship and business training to young women and men;
  • Provision of access to financial services for youth-led enterprises by partnering with banks and micro-finance institutions;
  • Fostering the process of enabling environment for SMEs by presenting the successes and challenges of youth-led enterprises to business community.


JA Ethics and Business

JA Ethics and Business program is one year long program focused on help students understand their ethical decision making not only in the entrepreneurial area. That way young people learn to apply ethical approach in everyday life and later in the world of work as well.

JA Local Program / Organisation: JA Slovakia

Community Citizenship

Community Citizenship familiarizes students with how to set up and run a social entrepreneurship project, and understand the skills, attitudes, planning and behaviors of social entrepreneurs. This workshop aims to cultivate the following:
- Creative thinking and problem solving within their community, alongside communication and presentation skills.
- Teamwork and leadership whilst building confidence and a can-do attitude.
- Negotiations, decision making, managing risks, and responding to change.
- Set up their own social project within their community.
- A sense of ownership and social responsibility within students.
Student Attendance: Approximately 60-100 students per workshop
Volunteers Required: 10



Entrepreneurship Master Class (EMC) High Pakistan

By developing the essential components of a business plan, the Entrepreneurship Master Class challenges students to start an entrepreneurial venture while still in high school.

Following participation in the program, students will be able to:

 

  • Recognize characteristics and practices of successful entrepreneurs.
  • Start thinking about their business goals and assess them from different perspectives.
  • Demonstrate business-planning skills for an online venture start-up, financing, management, and long-term goals.
  • Develop their interpersonal as well as problem-solving skills and learn to work under very tight deadlines

 

Session Summary

 

This exciting one-day (4-5 hour) workshop introduces 45-50 high school/college students to the concept of self-employment as well as an understanding of the skills, attitudes and behaviors of entrepreneurs, all of which are involved in setting up and running a business. Meant to expand their horizons and direct their thinking towards the future in a fun way. This workshop aims to cultivate the following:
- Creative thinking and problem solving alongside communication and presentation skills;
- Teamwork and leadership whilst building confidence and a can-do attitude;
- Negotiations, decision making, managing risks, and adapting to change.

 

Session Activities

Activity 1: How Much of an Entrepreneur are you?

Students are introduced to the characteristics of successful entrepreneurs and assess themselves in light of the same, so as to build their knowledge of the business world. 

Activity 2: Start Thinking

Students take on the roles of young entrepreneurs as they identify various issues within their localities and develop ‘business solutions’ to overcome each problem.

Activity 3: You as a Business/You as a Customer

Student groups first identify key characteristics of a successful business idea and then place themselves in a customer’s shoes to understand how their business goals affect their image as portrayed by their customers.

Activity 4: The Business Plan

Students apply the knowledge gained to their product or services and complete a sample business plan, which is to be presented within 2.5 minutes bearing in mind all key aspects of a start-up business venture.


Ripples of Happiness-UAE

Ripples of Happiness is an educational program that is jointly developed by the Coca-Cola Foundation and INJAZ Al-Arab with primary emphasis on social responsibility, entrepreneurial skills, financial literacy, and workplace readiness. Students learn fundamental business and economic concepts, explore career interests and opportunities, and learn important principles of work readiness. During visits to classrooms, volunteers serve as role models. Through a variety of experiential activities, students better understand the relationship between what they learn in school/university and their successful participation in a global economy and community. The program is implemented across selected universities throughout the region with the support of INJAZ Al-Arab. 

JA Local Program / Organisation: INJAZ UAE

Inclusive Workplace

The program is an extended activity to the Company program where the teacher invites a local representative from NHO to hold a lecture for the students about roles and regulations i real work life. NHO is the main representative organization for Norwegian employers with companies ranging from small family-owned businesses to multi-national companies.

After the lecture, they discuss how this can be implemented in their mini company. Finely the students wright an agreement that all the students in the company signs.  

JA Local Program / Organisation: JA Norway

Women training programme

The purpose of the program is to give female students better self-knowledge, self-confidence and motivation to go into management positions. The students are recruited from the students doing the Startup program

JA Local Program / Organisation: JA Norway

Aflatoun

 Aflatoun is a worldwide movement which could not be created without curriculum adaptation, without generous support and dedication of JAA team, teachers, children, parents, trainers, ministry, donors, partners, volunteers, board members, , family and friends – everyone who has helped bring Aflatoun to children in Armenia.
The Aflatoun Secretariat provided a curriculum and training, and JA Armenia adapted the curriculum, find the resources to deliver and implement the programme in schools.

JA Local Program / Organisation: JA Armenia

Entrepreneurship Master Class (EMC) Tanzania

By developing the essential components of a business plan, the Entrepreneurship Master Class challenges students to start an entrepreneurial venture while still in high school.

Following participation in the program, students will be able to:

 

  • Recognize characteristics and practices of successful entrepreneurs.
  • Start thinking about their business goals and assess them from different perspectives.
  • Demonstrate business-planning skills for an online venture start-up, financing, management, and long-term goals.
  • Develop their interpersonal as well as problem-solving skills and learn to work under very tight deadlines

 

Session Summary

 

This exciting one-day (4-5 hour) workshop introduces 45-50 high school/college students to the concept of self-employment as well as an understanding of the skills, attitudes and behaviors of entrepreneurs, all of which are involved in setting up and running a business. Meant to expand their horizons and direct their thinking towards the future in a fun way. This workshop aims to cultivate the following:
- Creative thinking and problem solving alongside communication and presentation skills;
- Teamwork and leadership whilst building confidence and a can-do attitude;
- Negotiations, decision making, managing risks, and adapting to change.

 

Session Activities

Activity 1: How Much of an Entrepreneur are you?

Students are introduced to the characteristics of successful entrepreneurs and assess themselves in light of the same, so as to build their knowledge of the business world. 

Activity 2: Start Thinking

Students take on the roles of young entrepreneurs as they identify various issues within their localities and develop ‘business solutions’ to overcome each problem.

Activity 3: You as a Business/You as a Customer

Student groups first identify key characteristics of a successful business idea and then place themselves in a customer’s shoes to understand how their business goals affect their image as portrayed by their customers.

Activity 4: The Business Plan

Students apply the knowledge gained to their product or services and complete a sample business plan, which is to be presented within 2.5 minutes bearing in mind all key aspects of a start-up business venture.

JA Local Program / Organisation: JA Tanzania

Dialogue with Gen Y Leaders

Gen Y leaders are taking the reins of the 21st century workforce. JA Dialogue with Gen Y leaders enables students to learn from young role models, the leadership and life skills required of them from their future managers. The Gen Y leader will share his/her career path, role models, expectations of a good team member and advise students how to plan their career.

JA Local Program / Organisation: JA Hong Kong

Professional and Business Development of Regional Youth

Professional and Business Development of Regional Youth provided its participants the opportunity to develop their professional skills and economic and entrepreneurial skills in order to gain success in the careers. It aims to obtain skills and knowledge which are necessary in running a private business affair.  The project is composed of  two main components: 1. Business training and 2. Student business day. 

Stage 1: Business Training

  • Training phase: Students are trained on financial literacy, success skills and company program.
  • Initiate a Business Plan: Students review the company's business strategies and create business, product, financial and marketing plans. They will learn to develop their leadership skills, write and implement business plans, and create sales goals for their products.

Stage 2: "Student Business Day"

  • Trade Fair Stand - Students get to present their product/ service to the panel of judge and the public.
  • Business Plan Presentation - The business plan presentation summaries the key experiences and achievements of the students' company.

 


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