Through the ESP, students take part in a practical entrepreneurial experience, the JA Company Programme, learning how to bring a business idea from concept to reality.
Working in groups and under the guidance of teachers and business volunteers, they form their own enterprise and discover, first hand, how a company functions. As part of this programme, they develop the ability to generate ideas and turn them into action. They learn how to work in a team, take initiative and accept responsibility. They experience what it means to manage a real enterprise. They understand how economics and finance contribute to the project’s success. They apply math, science, language, writing, technological or specialized skills in a practical way.
The programme is supported by volunteer advisers from the business world who are available to guide and mentor the students. Throughout the learning path, students can use a self-assessment tool to assess their entrepreneurial competences and prepare for the final exam.
The JA Company Programme is recognised by the European Commission as a ‘Best Practice in Entrepreneurship Education’.