As part of the implementation of project COMMON, Vukovar Development Agency organized the Entrepreneurship Academy for the unemployed, people without sufficient experience in their work, and those who want to develop their business knowledge. Due to epidemiological measures, all workshops were held online, via ZOOM application.
The Entrepreneurship Academy was conducted from November 3, 2020 to February 4, 2021 through either group or individual workshops, directed towards the development and strengthening of soft and business skills together with career counseling.
Soft skills workshops dealt with topics important for entering and performing in the business market. Great focus was placed on the analysis of participants’ ideas and thus created a good foundation to properly apply everything that participants learned through the given topics.
Workshops on business skills addressed the topics of entrepreneurship, i.e., the goal was to raise awareness and motivate participants, create a business plan, determine the mission, vision, strategy, explore competition and develop a marketing plan for products and services.
Career counseling workshops were held in groups and individually. Group counseling included an introduction to career counseling, an assessment of participants entrepreneurial skills, development of a business idea, and taking the initiative. Individual consultations were held for each participant for 10 hours to elaborate on the idea and to provide additional guidance.
Participants expressed great satisfaction with the lecturers, materials, and knowledge transferred.
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