The seminar will take place between 10 – 12 September 2010 at Sinaia Hotel in Sinaia, Prahova county. This event is organized for principals from schools in small towns and rural areas where the Student Company program was implemented by Junior Achievement, for teachers who ran this program during school year 2009-2010, as well as for teachers and principals in schools from rural areas that were invited to implement the program during 2010-2011.
The theme of this seminar is: the involvement of students in small towns and rural areas in the Student Company international entrepreneurship program implemented by Junior Achievement together with Romanian-American Foundation. This program aims to develop the entrepreneurial skills and business competencies of young people according to the requests of the National Reform Program of the educational system in Romania, to develop new basic competencies included in the conclusions of the European Council in Lisbon.
For the first time, this year the international Student Company program enrolled a significant number of students from rural areas or small towns to participate in the program and in the international competition “Company of the Year 2010”.
During the school year 2009-2010 the program involved over 2,400 students from 49 schools in 42 small towns or rural areas. They conceived viable products and services for the Romanian market, learning through practical methods how to set up and run their own company. The results from the national competition prove that the program presents the opportunity to adjust education to the specific community needs and that it provides viable solutions for employment in this area.