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Tools to teach entrepreneurial skills to students


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Three Universities of Applied Sciences Laurea, Metropolia and Haaga-Helia from Helsinki-Uusimaa region took part in the iEER project camp in Valencia in September. Together they agreed to move forward with piloting the “train the trainers” concept in their organisations.

The iEER project, led by the Helsinki-Uusimaa Regional Council, brought thirty professors, teachers and policy makers from nine regions to Valencia to kick-start the learning and pilot of the Aula Emprende.

“Development of automation and artificial intelligence is shaping the future jobs and skill needed for our society,” says Regional Mayor Ossi Savolainen from the Helsinki-Uusimaa Regional Council. “Entrepreneurial mindset, problem-solving and interpersonal skills are the key competences that define the success of the future generation.”

The pilot action of Aula Emprende is the answer of nine regions to the changing working life and it prepares the teachers with tools and solutions in nurturing the future generations to be entrepreneurial.

In the iEER camp, the University of Valencia and Regional Government of Valencia shared their experience on how they had set up the Aula Emprende – a regional train the trainer programme in Valencia. They emphasized that there are three elements contributing to a successful implementation of the model: governmental support, pedological tools and activation methods.

Lessons from Valencia to the Helsinki-Uusimaa region

During the train the trainers’ camp, the representatives of three Finnish Universities of Applied Sciences agreed to adapt the approach when appropriate and integrate the pilot in the activity related to entrepreneurship teaching in the universities. The UASs will organize a training camp for their teachers and later integrate it as a learning and teaching tool.

The Train the Trainers Aula Emprende camp is part of the pilot action of the iEER project in phase 2. The pilot is carried out by Valencia, Northern Ireland, Brandenburg, Marche, Hauts de France, Kerry, Helsinki-Uusimaa, Southern Denmark and West Pomerania regions. iEER, Boosting Innovative Entrepreneurship Ecosystem in Regions for Young Entrepreneurs, is funded by EU Interreg Europe Programme from 2016-2020.

In the picture above: Tiina Vuorio, Kyösti Väkeväinen, Chistine Chang, Anti Sekki, Hannele Mennala, Ossi Savolainen and Marjo Ruuti.

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