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Entrepreneurial Skills Pass - ESP

Entrepreneurial Skills Pass - ESP (www.entrepreneurialskillspass.eu) is the internationaly recognized certificate, which certifies the entrepreneurial skills of 15-20 years old students. Through the real business experience students aquire knowledge, skilss and competencies to set ué their own business or were successful in finding their first job.

The basis is a real business experience during the school year. Groups of students, led by their teachers and business consultants set ip and manage their JA student companies, realize their business ideas in the practice adn develope the wide range of business skills and competencies.

The second part of ESP is the student self-assessment tool, that monitors their overall progress in JA Student Company. Evaluated key business competencies are creativity, perseverance, resourcefulness, self-confidence, initiative, team spirit and sense of responsibility.

The final test checks business, economic and financial knowledge students gained while working in JA Student Company.


ESP certificate receives increasing attention at European level:

  • Interview with Caroline Jenner, CEO, JA Europe – about the ESP certificate and Drop´pin platforme
  • Publication ERT (European Round Table of Industrialists) – page 9, ESP certificate as a key iniciative for strengthening the entrepreneurial mindset
  • JRT Report (Joint Research Center) – pages 71-96, ESP certification presented as the recommended iniciative for business education as the key competence

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Are you interested in this project? For more information you can contact us on the below mentioned contact, or


Alžbeta Šrenkelová | program manager | +421 948 801 411 | srenkelova@jaslovensko.sk