Trajectory of Training Options
* Understand the evolving nature of a global workforce and the skills that are in demand
* Discuss how the 4Cs of future education – critical thinking, collaboration, communication and creativity – are demonstrated
in the 21st Century workforce, in entrepreneurship, in education and in civic engagement
* Understand how a disruption of industries will influence the Future of Work across fields
* Virtual space where instructors, trainers, teachers, facilitators and tech support staff
* ongoing professional development and networking opportunities
* interdisciplinary collaboration
* access to training and use of the EYE model’s tools and methodologies
* repository of resources, research, literature, case studies and best practices
* explore and interact with each other on the issues of effective teaching and learning.
*explores ways of driving behaviors toward success in four areas: school, work, entrepreneurship, and life.
* promotes capabilities for analytical problem-solving, innovation and creativity, self-direction and initiative,
flexibility and adaptability, critical thinking, and skills in being able to communicate, work in teams and collaborate.
* acquire skills needed for successful entrepreneurship and to improve an individual’s employability in the 21st Century
workforce that demands a different set of skills than those taught in traditional education curricula, which can be applied
to students of all ages, from primary school through higher education
* Expand understanding of entrepreneurship
* Examine the EntreComp Framework, made up competence areas that constitute the essence of an entrepreneurial mindset and
the unlimited opportunities it can provide
* Train mentors to facilitate the acquisition of skills and mindset to develop entrepreneurship competences
* Introduce this program in a community, sector or learning environment
* Understand the broader application in schools teaching entrepreneurship
* Assist learners of all ages develop mindset and access resources to become successful business owners
* Utilize multi-disciplinary knowledge-building methodologies and technology within innovative learning environments,
from traditional schools to online and traditional training enterprises, nonprofit organizations, international development institutions
* Present learners with a range of problems presented within a social or business-related context that require actions or solutions.
* Support learners with self-directed learning to carry out research and investigations mirroring scientific communities
* Support deep learning techniques for understanding of the problems leading toward the development of problem-solving strategies
* Work with learners in teams and small groups to collaboratively identify and solve problems and devise strategies that could lead to
resolution or a solution
* Mentor learners in an exploration of a problem that will require them to employ targeted 21st Century skills and sets them on pathways
to entrepreneurship, employment or a return to formal education
* Train teachers, instructors and mentors to facilitate the acquisition of skills and enroll them as members of the Community of Practice
The European Entrepreneurship 2020 Action Plan aims to ease the creation of new businesses and create more supportive environments for entrepreneurs
to thrive and grow. It is a blueprint for action to unleash Europe's entrepreneurial potential, removing existing obstacles and revolutionizing the culture of
entrepreneurship in the EU through the support of three Action Pillars:
1. Education to entrepreneurship: Supports a priority to get more people into work and to equip them with better skills
throughout their career paths and working lives.
2. Adequate business environment: Having a high quality regulatory framework that provides legal certainty and predictability
as a prerequisite for setting up a business.
3. Promotion of entrepreneurship towards young people and women, and supporting the development of transversal and
entrepreneurial skills to improve the employability of young people.
EYE –The E-Incubator for Young Entrepreneurs – constitutes an intervention directed primarily toward the E2020 Action Pillar 3, to reignite the culture of
entrepreneurship in Europe and nurture a new generation of entrepreneurs. Secondarily, it supports E2020 Action Pillar 1, to equip people with skills, in this
case entrepreneurial competences within the purview of entrepreneurship education to support a path toward entrepreneurial success. EYENEET – The
E-Incubator for Young Entrepreneurs addressing NEETs – originated from EYE to specifically address the calls for cross-border collaboration in addressing
the NEET problem, targeting beneficiaries 18-28 not in employment, education or training.
Bridging the gap between
preparing and doing!
Beneficiaries equipped with EntreComp
and a Growth Mindset
Activities / Resources
with a local
EYE In Practice
Recruitment phase for beneficiaries from our
target group - young unemployed or underemployed,
ages 18-28, with a special focus on bringing women
into the programme. At this stage of the project, participants
will begin to interact with the local entrepreneurship ecosystem
to network with actors that motivate the fostering of
entrepreneurship and economic development in
a local region and with other young entrepreneurs
at all stages of the process of becoming a
Incubation of ides from those generated during
training, including testing and validation, developing
a business model, and the creation of a startup.
Participants interact with actors within the local
entrepreneurial ecosystem to access mentors, resources
and services designed to accelerate the growth and
success of entrepreneurial ventures through support that
can include physical space, coaching, shared common
services and networking connections, access to capital
and additional training.
Knowledge Economy Skills
Needed for success in the workforce, in
entrepreneurship and in school
EYE MODEL GOALS
Associates Pre- and Post-Incubation activities
Mindset, Skills and Competences
distance learning methodologies -
all online courses, in English.
E-Learning enables both direct or indirect interaction
of the different groups of the model’s users. Learning
modules delivered through distance learning mechanisms
support an integration of content that enables communication
and provides collaboration tools through a learning management
system that delivers engaging learning experiences in a personalized
manner across devices – on a computer, laptop or tablet – as well as in the classroom for collaborative learning. E-learning breaks
down the barriers to effective learning through synchronous, asynchronous, and blended learning formats.
A Sign of the Times
in the Knowledge Economy
Knowledge Building forms the structural foundation
for our model, bundling technology, pedagogy,
teacher training and assessment tools around
experiential learning. Knowledge Building is aligned
with information and communication technology
standards promoted by UNESCO’s Competency Framework for Teachers that support Technology Literacy, Knowledge Deepening and
Knowledge Building also answers clarion calls for education transformation by imparting skills needed for the Fourth Industrial Revolution,
a significant challenge that will impact society's future in being able to integrate their citizens into the Knowledge Economy workforce by
training for transversal skills such as critical thinking, collaboration, communication and the application of creativity to problem-solving,
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Training aligned with the EntreComp Framework
Participant assessments will evaluate their progress through the course as well as their integration in the local entrepreneurship ecosystems for
access to the network for pre-incubation activities geared toward the generation, testing & validation of ideas. Upon completion of the E-Incubation
component of the project, participants will return to the local entrepreneurship ecosystem to avail themselves of resources like mentoring/business
incubation services (networking, access to capital and VC investments, pitches, etc) and MBA-style resources like business models, Bplans and
activity required to launch a startup or MSME. Pre-incubation and post-incubation resources are made available by public/private employment
services to help participants secure jobs for beneficiaries seeking gainful full-time employment in their professions in lieu of starting an
entrepreneurship venture. Stakeholders brought together for dialogue on unemployment issues and challenges in their geographic regions is
an option that can be pursued per the interest of the local audiences.
Training model for acquiring growth mindsets and skills.....
Pre-Incubation + E-Incubation + Post-Incubation
Collaborative Pre- and Post-Incubation activities
Trainers and Mentors
facilitate the acquisition of mindset, skills and
competencies toward college readiness, successful entrepreneurship and/or gainful employment
The EYE MODEL
- Exploring The Future of Work and Industry 4.0
- Community of Practice for Teachers, Instructors, Facilitators and Mentors
- Acquiring a growth mindset and EntreComp competences through e-learning, including "train the trainer" workshops for ICT competency
- Knowledge Building through Computer-Supported Collaborative Experiential Learning
- Pathways to entrepreneurship, the job market or return to formal education for NEETs
Per each area, the framework defines 15 competences a person needs to be entrepreneurial. Finally, per each competence, it provides a number of
learning outcome statements that illustrate different levels of proficiency, from foundation to expert level. Content for the EntreComp coursework revolves
around macro programs, defining goals and skills acquisition. Upon completion of content development, it is uploaded to the e-learning platform that
serves as the distance learning mechanism for delivery of the courses. There is an evaluation component built into the programme that revolves around
the criteria we have defined for success, involving participation and completion, engagement and learning, application and a demonstration of acquired
skills and results. All criteria work in concert with each other, for taken alone are meaningless.
EntreComp is a reference document that can be used by policymakers for designing curricula and cross-curricular interventions aimed at promoting
entrepreneurial learning. It can also be used by learning providers, employers and others who need a framework for an assessment of an individuals'
competences or for designing education and training materials. Learn more about the EntreComp Framework here.
resources, ideas & opportunities, and into action:
Trajectory of Mentoring Options
Offering training through problem-based learning methodologies for a key set of competences needed for personal development, social inclusion,
active citizenship and employment while also preparing an individual for becoming a successful entrepreneur. Focuses on individuals acquiring skills
that will sustain them through their journey toward successful entrepreneurship through distance learning. The course is designed to help learners
develop a mindset that drives behaviors toward success in four areas: work, entrepreneurship, school and life, including capabilities for analytical
problem-solving, innovation and creativity, self-direction and initiative, flexibility and adaptability, critical thinking, and skills in being able to communicate,
work in teams and collaborate. These same skills can also improve their employability in the 21st Century workforce that demands a different set of
skills than those taught in traditional education curricula, and can be applied to students of all ages, from primary school through higher education.
Courses are offered online and mentors are trained in distance learning methodologies.
Training modules developed by the Escola de Comercio de Lisboa (Lisbon School of Business and Commerce), VET Mobility Charter (2015-2020) under
ECVET. ECL is certified under the Portuguese government's «Qualifica» Program, aimed to increase the levels of education and training, contributing to
the improvement of employability with the following goals:
• Increase the qualification levels and improve the employability of individuals, equipping them with skills adjusted to the needs of the labour market;
• Significantly reduce illiteracy rates, both literally and functionally, while combating semi-illiteracy and total-illiteracy;
• Enhance the system by promoting greater investment of young adults in education and training courses;
• Correct the structural backwardness of the country in terms of schooling towards greater convergence with a European reality;
• Adapt the training offer to the needs of the labour market and national and regional development models.
Global Skills Network (Barcelona) organises our Community of Practice and delivers the "Train the Trainer" workshops.
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EntreComp identifies the competences that make someone entrepreneurial, so that
these can be promoted in one's own business and in organizations, companies, the
education sector and among citizens as well.
It starts by defining what entrepreneurship is, namely the capacity to act upon
opportunities and ideas and transform them into financial, cultural or social value
for others. It then breaks down this definition into three areas:
EYEMED Pre- and Post-Incubation activities