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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.


Balance, Breakeven or Broke

On Line game developed with the support of Citi Foundation to promote improved financial literacy amongst youth in Indonesia. This is a digital representation of the first lesson in JA Personal Finance in Indonesian and English languages.


Head Start Pakistan

Head Start meets the needs of a diverse group of students by providing engaging, academically enriching and in experiential learning sessions in work readiness education and career perspecitve. The work shop based program includes 3 volunteer led sessions that include resume writing, interviewing and introduction to internships.


Head Start Qatar

“Head Start” focuses on resume writing, the science of interviewing, and the benefits of internships. The three sessions provide engaging and experiential training in work-readiness and career perspectives.

Head Start Goals

By providing engaging academically enriching and experiential learning sessions in work-readiness education and career perspectives, Head Start teaches the youth the skills they need to succeed in the work place and the world of business.

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

• Identify and demonstrate the work-readiness skills needed to research.

• Get and keep a job.

•Develop innovative personal strategies to achieve lifelong learning pursuits and career

opportunities.

• Understand the inportance of internships, how to get them, and what to do before, during and after an internship.

 

 

JA Local Program / Organisation: INJAZ Qatar

Career Exploration

Career Exploration is an Open-dialogue discussion between students and volunteers. The purpose is to expose students  to a wide range of career possibilities and provide resources to help them begin focusing on and pursuing career interests at an early age. The duration: half a day

 

JA Local Program / Organisation: JA Singapore

JA Project Management - High

JA Project Management workshop is activity-based, practical-oriented learning. It helps students with important project management skills such as organize their work, understand the environmental constraints related to projects, and holistic approach to plan for projects. The average time for this workshop is 4 hours. 

Program Outlines
Students will learn the following project management concepts and principles: 


  • What is a project
  • Understand constraints in projects: 

          - Scope
          - Time
          -  Resources 

  • Where to start? 

         - Gather relevant information 
         - Prioritize requirements 

  • How to organize and plan?

         - List the requirements 
         - Breakdown the work
         - Identify dependencies of the work
         - Assign work 

  • Develop Project Schedule 

  • Class activities 


         - Group exercise on sample projects, such as School Carnival 

  • Reflection

         - Anything on roles, responsibilities and commitments? 
         - What about communication?
         - How do you if you are on track?

JA Local Program / Organisation: JA Singapore

Entrepreneurship Academy Programme

The JA South Africa Entrepreneurship Academy Programme - a seven to eight month long programme for grades 10 – 12, with weekly sessions of three hours each, incorporating entrepreneurial, financial literacy and workplace readiness programmes, as well as micro-economics and business ethics. 

 


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

Be A Leader Lebanon

The program exposes students to the different models of leadership and the social and professional benefits of developing leadership skills. The program addresses key aspects associated with becoming a successful leader by focusing on topics such as influence, integrity, vision, negotiation and collaboration.


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.


In charge!

“In charge!” gives students an understanding of the choices they already do today, has great significance for their opportunities later in life. If they imagine that they will again be able to buy a separate housing, it is necessary to have an awareness of their own
economy and see the value of long-term savings. Throughout the program, students are put in different choice situations that highlight the consequences of their own choices relating to
educational and career paths and their personal finances.
“In charge!” is built around a digital platform that shows how
consumption choices affect the possibility of saving up to by your own place to live later in life.

JA Local Program / Organisation: JA Norway

Entrepreneurship Master Class High School Palestine

Entrepreneurship Master Class is a one-day inspirational workshop-for young people between the ages of 14-25 (with differences in delivery for each age group), it challenges students to think about starting their own business as a career, and becoming entrepreneurs. Entrepreneurship Master Class builds on the wider key skills; the participants acquire social skills and experience of communications, team work, sales, marketing, finance, problem solving , personal training through improving their performance and use self-assessment procedures to support the growth of quality businesses and quality jobs.

The program is divided into two parts, first the theoretical part, where they learn about the different business departements, the skills needed for every departement, the sources of funding, social responsibillity and the role of  board of directors.

The second part is practical, in this part the students are divided into groups where each group has to have a CEO, marketing director, sales director, human resources manager and employees. The students are given material and a certain amount of money in order to make their own product and to convince others to buy it, during this part the students face some challenges where they have to make decisions that will put their virtual business at risk and will cause them to loose or win.


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

Entrepreneurship Master Class - Middle Palestine

Entrepreneurship Master Class is a one-day inspirational workshop-for young people between the ages of 14-25 (with differences in delivery for each age group), it challenges students to think about starting their own business as a career, and becoming entrepreneurs. Entrepreneurship Master Class builds on the wider key skills; the participants acquire social skills and experience of communications, team work, sales, marketing, finance, problem solving , personal training through improving their performance and use self-assessment procedures to support the growth of quality businesses and quality jobs.

The program is divided into two parts, first the theoretical part, where they learn about the different business departements, the skills needed for every departement, the sources of funding, social responsibillity and the role of  board of directors.

The second part is practical, in this part the students are divided into groups where each group has to have a CEO, marketing director, sales director, human resources manager and employees. The students are given material and a certain amount of money in order to make their own product and to convince others to buy it, during this part the students face some challenges where they have to make decisions that will put their virtual business at risk and will cause them to loose or win.


Entrepreneurship Master Class University - Palestine

Entrepreneurship Master Class is a one-day inspirational workshop-for young people between the ages of 14-25 (with differences in delivery for each age group), it challenges students to think about starting their own business as a career, and becoming entrepreneurs. Entrepreneurship Master Class builds on the wider key skills; the participants acquire social skills and experience of communications, team work, sales, marketing, finance, problem solving , personal training through improving their performance and use self-assessment procedures to support the growth of quality businesses and quality jobs.

The program is divided into two parts, first the theoretical part, where they learn about the different business departements, the skills needed for every departement, the sources of funding, social responsibillity and the role of  board of directors.

The second part is practical, in this part the students are divided into groups where each group has to have a CEO, marketing director, sales director, human resources manager and employees. The students are given material and a certain amount of money in order to make their own product and to convince others to buy it, during this part the students face some challenges where they have to make decisions that will put their virtual business at risk and will cause them to loose or win.


Head Start Kuwait

Head Start meets the needs of a diverse group of students by providing engaging, academically enriching and in experiential learning sessions in work readiness education and career perspecitve. The work shop based program includes 3 volunteer led sessions that include resume writing, interviewing and introduction to internships.


JA Project Management - Middle

JA Project Management workshop is activity-based, practical-oriented learning. It helps students with important project management skills such as organize their work, understand the environmental constraints related to projects, and holistic approach to plan for projects. The average time for this workshop is 4 hours. 

Program Outlines
Students will learn the following project management concepts and principles: 


  • What is a project
  • Understand constraints in projects: 

          - Scope
          - Time
          -  Resources 

  • Where to start? 

         - Gather relevant information 
         - Prioritize requirements 

  • How to organize and plan?

         - List the requirements 
         - Breakdown the work
         - Identify dependencies of the work
         - Assign work 

  • Develop Project Schedule 

  • Class activities 


         - Group exercise on sample projects, such as School Carnival 

  • Reflection

         - Anything on roles, responsibilities and commitments? 
         - What about communication?
         - How do you if you are on track?

JA Local Program / Organisation: JA Singapore

Fly

In this program, participants acquire necessary skills for a successful career path. Activities are designed to prepare the program’s participants to the ever-challenging employability skills demanded nowadays. By the end of this program, participants will have enhanced their skill sets to land the best relevant jobs.

JA Local Program / Organisation: INJAZ Egypt

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