International MSMEs Day: Empowering Entrepreneurship with EntreVET
On this International Day of Micro, Small, and Medium Enterprises (MSMEs), we take a moment to reflect on the transformative potential of the EntreVET project, hosted by our educational organization. With a focus on fostering entrepreneurial spirit among VET students, this initiative aims to enhance their integration into the labor market through upskilling VET staff and teachers. By improving and modernizing the practices of VET institutions, we strive to create a Model Institution that inspires entrepreneurship and empowers VET students to reach their entrepreneurial potential.
The Link Between MSMEs and Entrepreneurship
Micro, small, and medium enterprises are intricately connected to entrepreneurship, as many individuals choose to start their own businesses as independent professionals or microentrepreneurs. These ventures have the potential to grow into larger companies or remain as thriving MSMEs. Recognizing their significance, such businesses play a vital role in enhancing Europe’s competitiveness, driving economic and technological sovereignty, and fortifying resilience against external shocks.
MSMEs: Contributing to Sustainable Development
The United Nations General Assembly named this special day to raise awareness about the invaluable contributions of MSMEs to sustainable development and the global economy. In line with this, the European Commission’s strategy for SMEs focuses on capacity-building, supporting the twin transition, reducing regulatory burdens, and improving access to financing. The EntreVET project is proud to be supported by the European Union, aligning with these objectives.
The EntreVET Project: Empowering VET Institutions
Through the EntreVET project, we aim to deliver impactful outcomes that support entrepreneurial development in VET institutions. Our key deliverables include:
Assessment Tool and Certification Scheme: We are designing and developing an Assessment Tool to evaluate the level of entrepreneurial practice within VET institutions, providing a standardized Certification Scheme to recognize excellence.
Open Educational Resources: We are committed to creating and providing open educational resources that cater to the entrepreneurial upskilling needs of VET staff and teachers. These resources will empower educators to inspire and guide students on their entrepreneurial journeys.
Policy Recommendations: Leveraging our expertise and insights gained from the project, we will deliver policy recommendations that promote a favorable environment for entrepreneurship in VET institutions.
- At AKMI, we celebrate MSMEs and recognize their pivotal role in driving sustainable development and global economic growth. Through the EntreVET project, we are dedicated to equipping VET institutions with the tools and knowledge needed to foster an entrepreneurial mindset among students.
To learn more about the EntreVET project, visit the project official website: https://entrevet.org/