The Entrepreneurial Skills Pass (ESP)()
The Entrepreneurial Skills Pass (ESP) makes it possible for students at secondary level (both from academic and vocational schools) to certify the business, economic and financial knowledge and skills they acquired by participating in the JA Company Programme. For teachers it is a full package supporting entrepreneurial learning outcomes, including assessment of students’ knowledge and skills in entrepreneurship and new venture creation as well as their confidence in performing entrepreneurial skills and activities.
By participating in the ESP students can take part in a practical entrepreneurial experience (JA Company Programme), assess their entrepreneurial competences as they progress through the year (pre-post self-assessment) and then sit for a final exam which aims at assessing, validating and certifying students’ theoretical and factual knowledge (facts, principles, theories and practices related to a ﬁeld of work or study) as well as their cognitive and practical skills (the ability to apply knowledge and use know-how to complete tasks and solve problems).
The final exam draws questions from a question pool which covers various areas that have been taught/trained during the JA Company Programme (e.g. general understanding of organisations; main steps and legal requirements; from idea generation to the market; financial resources and budgeting). A prerequisite to taking the test is that JA Company Programme’s students have also participated in the self-evaluation survey, a pre and post-test students can use to assess how their entrepreneurial competences (e.g. creativity, perseverance, resourcefulness, self-confidence, taking initiative, taking responsibility, teamwork, etc.) have progressed tough out the year. Only the students who participated in the practical entrepreneurial experience, took the self-assessment and correctly answered 70% of final exam’s questions will get a certificate issued at international level by relevant organisations such as EUROCHAMBRES and CSR Europe.
More information are available HERE. If you want to know more and learn how to implement the ESP in your school, contact the project team behind ESP and/or visit: http://entrepreneurialskillspass.eu