Within the framework of the Europe 2020 Strategy, this programme contributes to entrepreneurial education and training to tackle youth unemployment. What we see a lot, is that young people have finished their study and are still not able to find a job easily. Also, quite some jobs have simply disappeared by outsourcing to non-EU countries and by automation. The YES project helps Youth Workers very practically to learn in practice entrepreneurship with all modern and digital tools, within their Venture Achievement Pathway (VAP), that is their business project idea/plan.
Youth Workers will be trained by trainers that are entrepreneurs themselves nowadays and share their current knowledge and experience with them. The intellectual output will be that youth workers have developed the basic competencies and confidence to create their own business and know how to use the practical tools for that. This programme has been already tested in more than 30 education and training organizations providers (ETP) in The Netherlands and is based on the “effectuation” methodology.
The target groups of this programme are young people aged between 18 and 25 years old who are facing learning difficulties from lack of motivation to educational capabilities limitations.
Within our programme, we stimulate and practise the use of Digital Skills on 21st Century companies, including literacy skills like 3D printing, Virtual Reality, website and webshop design and media literacy through e-learning and publishing, learning skills like conceptual and creative thinking, collaborating within a team and with other independent professionals and communicating via modern channels.