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Interview and Employability Skills Masterclass

The Interview & Employability Masterclass aims to give students practical experience so that they can develop interview techniques and feel prepared for the real thing.  This could be to secure a place at 6th form college, university or a first interview with a potential employer.

Objectives:

  • CV - Support students in creating a competitive CV (resume) that sets them apart in the jobs market.
  • Practice and develop interview techniques
  • Help students identify their own perosnal attributes and skills


Entrepreneurs in front of the classroom

In OvK entrepreneurs share their experiences from real life with the young people. During a presentation they get the chance to introduce their company and the reason why they started it. After this, students can ask questions about the job of an entrepreneur.


Steer Your Career High School Kuwait

Steer Your Career targets university students, in their third or fourth year, aiming at honing the skills needed to eventually find a job and operate effectively in a competitive job environment.  The different sessions cover aspects of leadership, time management, communication, team dynamics, and job search skills.   Through hands-on classroom activities, personal assessments, role playing, and reflection exercises, Steer Your Career helps students function successfully in today’s workplace.

JA Local Program / Organisation: INJAZ Kuwait

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

JAM Managing Your Money Smartly

JAM Managing Your Money Smartly is a two hour interactive talk done by a minimum of two staffs of JA Mascareignes. The objective of the talk is to educate youth and young adults on how to manage their money in a responsible way. For JA Mascareignes it is important for our beneficiaries to understand that whatever the amount of money you have in hand, be it big or small, it is vital that this income be monitored closely so as to take it the longest way possible.

The talk is divided into five sections:

  • Money Management: Prioritising expenditures, SMART Consumer, Personal Budget Development.
  • Credit Management: Different types of credit and advantages and disadvantages of using credit.
  • Over indebtedness: what to do when in personal financial crisis.
  • Risks and Insurances.
  • Wealth Building: based on the book, “The Richest Man in Babylon”.


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.


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

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

JAM Managing Your Money Smartly - Middle

JAM Managing Your Money Smartly is a two hour interactive talk done by a minimum of two staffs of JA Mascareignes. The objective of the talk is to educate youth and young adults on how to manage their money in a responsible way. For JA Mascareignes it is important for our beneficiaries to understand that whatever the amount of money you have in hand, be it big or small, it is vital that this income be monitored closely so as to take it the longest way possible.

The talk is divided into five sections:

  • Money Management: Prioritising expenditures, SMART Consumer, Personal Budget Development.
  • Credit Management: Different types of credit and advantages and disadvantages of using credit.
  • Over indebtedness: what to do when in personal financial crisis.
  • Risks and Insurances.
  • Wealth Building: based on the book, “The Richest Man in Babylon”.


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