UNIWORK’s 3rd Training Module, “Enterprise and Entrepreneurship Support by Career Centres”, took place from May 4th to May 6th in Samarkand, Uzbekistan. The event was hosted by Samarkand State University, with trainers from the University of Sheffield (United Kingdom), University of Alicante (Spain) and FH Joanneum (Austria), and participants from all the UNIWORK partner Career Centres.
The training module was inaugurated by Bakhodir Turaev, Dean of the School of Economics, followed by a welcome speech by Nargiza Abduvakhidova, head of Samarkand State University’s International Department and Cristina Beans, UNIWORK project coordinator from the University of Alicante.
The first day was dedicated to the topic of Enterprise Skills and the second to the topic en Entrepreneurship, led by the trainers from Sheffield. The third day was dedicated to case studies of student entrepreneurship presented by the partners from Austria and Spain, followed by a practical session on the organisation of a business plan competition. As a result of this training module it is expected that the participants will have a acquired better understanding of:
- What enterprise and entrepreneurship education consist in.
- What they add to students’ experience of higher education and how their skills can be developed.
- How these educational aspects can be delivered effectively.
- Methodology and strategies for the organisation of a Business Plan Competition.
Following the Training Module a one day project coordination meeting took place in order to discuss project results and upcoming activities, notably the organisation of Business Plan Competitions in the UNIWORK partner universities, and the organisation of a “National Forum on Youth Employment and Entrepreneurship” in each of the 5 Central Asian countries during the summer of 2015.