JOE has been designed to be delivered in 4 phases to incorporate both soft skills and technical skills. In JOE, we believe that entrepreneurship is not just about financial literacy. If it was that simple, then why do 99% of business ventures fail? There’s so much more to that! Which is why JOE includes soft skills such as creativity, problem-solving and innovative thinking.
In order to build a strong foundation for the programme, Phase I is primarily designed to be soft-skill oriented. It aims to effectively condition the students’ mindset to foster the right attitude in order to successfully embark on their entrepreneurship journey. Soft skills such as creativity, innovation, envisioning, passion, risk-taking, and so on will be covered in this phase.
Students need to understand the entrepreneurship ecosystem and the intrinsically-linked systems businesses operate in. Successful entrepreneurs have strong interpersonal and social skills which allow them to work well and effectively communicate with their stakeholders. Therefore, it is imperative that students develop these skills to augment their entrepreneurial abilities.
More often than not, businesses are required to engage in a complex array of financial decisions that are critical for their success. A sound understanding of basic financial concepts and good judgment is crucial in improving financial outcomes. This part of the programme will introduce financial concepts that are appropriate for even the youngest learners. Students will be exposed to topics such as basic economics.
Towards the end of the programme, students will embark on a final project which entails brainstorming of ideas and shortlisting a business opportunity. The programme will be concluded with a Mini-Market Fair. This is where students get to implement the skills they have picked up over the course of the programme. Students showcase their business at the fair and generate as many sales as possible.