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  • 18
    Apr

    Preparing children to be engaged and responsible global citizens

    Armando Persico, Teacher in Italy

    I have a dream... to improve the teaching profession and offer apprenticeship and entrepreneurship opportunities to all students.

    As a coordinator of the Italian version of the ‘dual system apprenticeship’ model, I introduced the first Italian vocational ‘management’ path. This is an exciting challenge for the Ikaros Foundation vocational schools where I work. My role is to coordinate 250 younger colleagues (regardless of their subjects) and introduce them to teaching entrepreneurship and providing training.

  • 15
    Mar

    You can’t complain about the absence of talent if you haven’t done anything about it

    Peter Daly, VP Global Service Management at AT&T

    JA Europe and AT&T are working to empower the next generation of IT‐driven innovators, by building key competences in entrepreneurship and business.

    We have asked 5 question to Peter Daly, VP Global Service Management at AT&T.

  • 18
    Jan

    My JA Story: Karoli Hindriks

    Karoli Hindriks, Founder and CEO, Jobbatical

    I was born in the Soviet Union and was an average student at an average school—not exactly set up for success. My home town of Pärnu was tiny, with 40,000 inhabitants—a village by most of the world’s standards. At sixteen I was given a school assignment to create a student company with my classmates. It was part of the Junior Achievement Young Enterprise economical study program that my school had joined.

  • 06
    Jun

    Partnering to Build Financially Confident and Entrepreneurial Youth

    Dirk Ostijn, Head, Western & Central Europe Sub-Region, MetLife

    In 2013, MetLife Foundation, the philanthropic arm of MetLife, launched financial inclusion as its global focus. Simply put, the Foundation is working with partners in both developing and developed economies to expand and improve financial services to help low- and moderate-income people build better, more secure lives.  

  • 20
    May

    Science and engineering aren’t boring - boring programs are

    Nikolaas Baeckelmans, Vice President EU Affairs, ExxonMobil

    Recently appointed as member of JA Europe’s Board of Directors, I am proud to represent ExxonMobil in its quest to foster a diverse workforce of highly talented individuals. ExxonMobil is a global company with more than 70,000 employees, most of them scientists and engineers as the energy sector is extremely high-tech.

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