READY2START? : Non-formal Learning as a Tool to Support Entrepreneurial Skills Development Training

Training Course

26-31 May 2017 | İstanbul, Turkey

The aim of this training is to bring all related parts and to share Non-formal learning methods in order to create a platform for result oriented discussion with concrete recommendations.

The World Economic Forum’s Future of Jobs report has predicted the skills that will be needed in a future workplace. The skills be needed in 2020:

Top Ten Skills:

in 2020:

1. Complex Problem Solving
2. Critical Thinking
3. Creativity
4. People Management
5. Coordinating with Others
6. Emotional Intelligence
7. Judgement and Decision Making
8. Service Orientation
9. Negotiation
10. Cognitive Flexibility

It is so clear that the skills listed above are directly related with the skills that people in youth field are handling for years. With non-formal learning methods, youth work has been supporting formal education system in terms of soft skills of young people and future entrepreneurs. It was a usual saying that “you can get a job with hard skills but you can keep your job with your soft skills”. Nowadays it changed a bit; “it is getting harder to get a job or to start up with only hard skills." 
There is no need to express the importance of non-formal learning in employability issue. Almost every international organization (EU, UN etc.) is underlining the necessity of non-formal learning in shaping the future of young people. 
At this point, this training will bring all related parts (youth workers, trainers, academicians, researchers, representatives of the business sector etc.) and to share Non-formal learning methods in order to create a platform for result oriented discussion with concrete recommendations.
Entrepreneurship is currently a hot topic. Various universities and even high schools offer courses as an output of EU-wide policy on entrepreneurial learning. Despite of countless formal learning opportunities, there is an obvious gap between the qualifications of the formal education beneficiaries and the demand of self-regulated learning of entrepreneurial skills.

You are invited to join us in İstanbul – Turkey to learn and brain storm following issues:
• Spot and assess the opportunity
• Draw up a business plan
• Establish resources
• Run the company

Moreover with this training course participants will be able to:

• Understand self-directed learning of soft skills.
• Connect formal and non-formal opportunities in favour of minimising young people’ fears to start.
• Design programs to help young people gain skills and confidence necessary to create sustainable business and social enterprise models that connect local needs and resources.
• Understand Erasmus+ and other EU opportunities to coach young people
• Define needs of young people to encourage them to establish their own companies/projects.