Inspiring future engineers and entrepreneurs
My colleagues and I coached engineer students in their 3rd year of High school, helping them setting up their dream company. It was a great mix of business ideas, everything from serious to fun, digital apps to ideas on how to get the very last bit of your Nutella pot. What was interesting is that most of the ideas came from environmental friendly thinking.
Upskilling my future
We were able to participate in the Skills for the Future (SFF) programme thanks to our teacher, who helped motivate our team and get us even more excited about the topic. After we told her our business idea she was very supportive, telling us that it was great and we should go for it. So we did.
Fostering entrepreneurship with Euroclear
Euroclear was chosen by the Mayor of London, Boris Johnson to present their CSR Activities during the event “Citi Giving Day of London”. The event took place on 30 September and all of the national offices from Euroclear were involved. Euroclear Volunteer, Veronique Lodico from the French Euroclear Office was present via video-conference and talked about her experience as a volunteer for the JA Programmes.
Bringing innovation and social entrepreneurship together
This past October I had the opportunity to volunteer for an Innovation Camp organised by JUNIOR Germany and Barclaycard in Hamburg. The camp was part of a project that Barclays and JA Europe are running in 6 European countries. It aims to impact 15,000 students from disadvantaged areas by teaching them skills they will need to be successful in their future careers.
Volunteering to grow Europe's entrepreneurial mind-set
I heard about the programme through colleagues at work, and thought it would be an interesting project to get involved with. I undertook a similar thing many years ago and enjoyed the experience immensely.