Technical and vocational education and training (TVET) institutions need to ensure not only job-specific skills that align with labour market demands, but also the development of entrepreneurial competencies and mindsets to respond to 21st century challenges. Indeed, the importance of entrepreneurial skills in equipping youth for the world of work and improving their capabilities to adapt to changing skills demands is well reflected in the commitments made by the international community. SDG 4 on quality education and SDG 8 on decent work and economic growth call for the strengthening of skills for employment, decent jobs and entrepreneurship.
This practical guide helps TVET institutions to focus on what really drives entrepreneurial learning by providing the tools to assess the needs of the target group and the framework to explore the added value of an entrepreneurial learning ecosystem. The Entrepreneurial Learning Institution Canvas (ELIC) enables TVET institutions to develop their own concept for entrepreneurial learning, map out which entrepreneurial learning activities are relevant to their institutional context and apply innovative approaches and models.