Entrepreneurship Education in Vocational Education and Training Erasmus Project

General information for the Entrepreneurship Education in Vocational Education and Training Erasmus Project

Entrepreneurship Education in Vocational Education and Training Erasmus Project
July 7, 2020 12:00 am

Project Title

Entrepreneurship Education in Vocational Education and Training

Project Key Action

This project related with these key action: Cooperation for innovation and the exchange of good practices

Project Action Type

This project related with this action type : Strategic Partnerships for vocational education and training

Project Call Year

This project’s Call Year is 2016

Project Topics

This project is related with these Project Topics: Entrepreneurial learning – entrepreneurship education; Key Competences (incl. mathematics and literacy) – basic skills; Enterprise, industry and SMEs (incl. entrepreneurship)

Project Summary

Determining the tendency of new trends and strategies related to entrepreneurship within the scope of EU Progress Report and EU 2020 Entrepreneurship Action Plan prepared by EU Commission, European Small Business Act and EU Commission, entrepreneurship has an important place in development strategies In this study, it is necessary to create a strategy and action plan that focuses on entrepreneurship by considering the issue of entrepreneurship in a Specialization Commission that is separate from SMEs and taking into consideration the needs and developments in our country.In order to encourage entrepreneurship among the vocational education students in the field of entrepreneurship in the field of entrepreneurship in our country, while European countries have included entrepreneurship in national curriculums of vocational education and training programs, it is necessary to prepare teaching material to educators, to provide experience and knowledge sharing among countries, and finally to promote the culture of entrepreneurship in our country The main basis of our project is to contribute to the creation of an entrepreneurial friendly ecosystem that will develop entrepreneurship.

As part of the project, a partnership was established with the National Education Directorate of Gölhisar District, ELN from England and CREOLABS TTD from Malta. The project partners made field researches, identified deficiencies and exchanged good practices of their countries to contribute to the filling of the gap between countries and to encourage entrepreneurship among members of the profession.While our project will continue for a period of 24 months, it has been completed in 30 months by taking extra time for 6 months for because of partner countries are not sufficiently prepared for LTT activities (not having enough number of participants, unable to perform given tasks under desired conditions).During this period, 4 international meetings were held. The first and last meetings were hosted by the coordinator and the other two were hosted by the partners. In these international meetings, country-specific entrepreneurial data analyzes were made, which good practices were to be carried out, the dissemination activities were planned, and the design and management of the website were decided.Furthermore, it was determined which workshops were to be held at the meetings, and the outputs of the workshops were reviewed to idealize entrepreneurship education in professional techniques.During the LTT activity carried out in the coordinator country, the students collaborated interactively with vocational education and training students and their entrepreneurial skills were tested through workshops.Within the scope of exchange of good practices; ”responsible entrepreneurship” awareness-raising activities for entrepreneurs were done under the guidance of UK partner (training, seminar, web page, success stories, printed materials).Under the guidance of Malta partner, mentoring networks have been created for young entrepreneurs,promotional efforts were made to ensure that young entrepreneurs are more engaged in entrepreneurship programs of the European Union.

At the end of the project, the consortium created an entrepreneurship module for the teachers.An online platform was established at http://www.eevetproject.com which provided communication between partners during the project and shared their project work and outputs.The partnership was implemented at the Gölhisar vocational training center with a pilot program, enabling local and national authorities to decide on the promotion of entrepreneurship education in vocational education and training.In this context, entrepreneurship trainings for women were opened at Gölhisar and information meetings were held for young entrepreneurs.As a result of all the project activities, an awareness was created in Gölhisar in the field of entrepreneurship which will provide individual and social welfare among vocational education teachers and students.In addition, a well-structured entrepreneurship training was established in the professional module, which is the concrete output of the project, and an effective material support was provided for teachers.

In this context, the project has been a source of support for research aiming at the determination of entrepreneurship situation and the development of entrepreneurship in Turkey due to its mission of preparing ground for future research and initiatives.Our project,in long term, will contribute to the development of a culture that has adopted entrepreneurs and entrepreneurship in our country.In 2020/2021 academic year, an “entrepreneurial school model” that encompasses teachers, students and parents and encourages entrepreneurship were developed.

EU Grant (Eur)

Funding of the project from EU: 61945 Eur

Project Coordinator

Golhisar Ilce Milli Egitim Mudurlugu & Country: TR

Project Partners

  • European Learning Network Ltd