SPECIFIC WEBINAR: How work based learning prepares youth for the jobs of the future

Tuesday, 21 March 2017 from 13:00-14:00 CET  


Background:  Business and Education can successfully work together to move Entrepreneurship Education forward in Europe. Successful experiences show the positive impact of bridging both worlds. Following the previous webinar focused on the benefits for businesses, this session will alternatively focus on the added value that work based experiences and the involvement of business representatives in mentoring brings to young people preparing them for the world of work.  



  1. Introduction by Omar Cutajar, Research & Innovation Attaché, Permanent Representation of Malta to the EU
  2. Reflections on Good Practices that are delivering quantifiable impacts in entrepreneurship education:
    • Work related experiences in the Italian school-work exchange programme by Veronica Meloni, Talent Acquisition manager, ABB Italy 
    • Employee volunteering - an added value to entrepreneurial programmes by Liza Tait, CR and communications manager, Visa Inc
  3. Discussion: What are the key elements/success factors to establish quality partnerships between business and the education system? Moderated by Omar Cutajar, EU Affairs Manager of the Malta Business Bureau & Diana Filip, Deputy CEO, JA Europe


Target group: The webinar is targeting specifically business representatives involved or willing to be involved in entrepreneurship education, but also at all stakeholders who share an interest in entrepreneurship education, including policymakers, educators, and practitioners.


Expected outcomes: 

  • An awareness of the EE-HUB initiative 
  • An overview of the role of businesses in entrepreneurship education at school 
  • An understanding of the usefulness of training sessions and mentoring programmes for students and businesses 
  • A responsiveness to the need of establishing quality school-business partnerships 


Have a look to the slides here.


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