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The international project Aspire would like to lead young people to easier graduating and their successful start in their first job. In the school year 2014/2015 more than 800 students took part in wide variety of activities. With AT&T Global Network Services Slovakia managers they acitvely participated at workshops for communication and presentation skills development, they tried to manage their own small projects, or experienced career day full job opportunities.

Activities in Aspire project are designed for students of different types of secondary schools from 14 to 19 years. They are much appreciated especially by students who try to manage thier student companies this year. They make use of the acquired skills and knowledge at JA Entrepreneurial Talents Trade Fair where they present their business plans, products and services to the public, compete in several categories.

„We are glad, that thanks to a great coopertation with AT&T in Slovakia, we can develope essential young people skills. Considering Given high youth unemployment in Europe it is really important for us to teach students how to become viable not only in the labor market. With these skills they reveal their potentials, their strengths and weaknesses and that is what makes them different,“ said Adam Šepetka, CEO, JA Slovakia.

Aspire project is implemented in five other countries (the UK, France, Germany, Israel and the Netherlands). In the school year 2013/2014 more than 400 high school students from 75 schools in Slovakia were involeved in activities. 39 volunteers - executives from AT & T Global Network Services Slovakia shared their experiences with them. This year we plan to double the number of students engaged in activities.

In November 2014 we organized two management skills trainings (Banská Bystrica, Košice) for 200 students and 17 teachers form 42 schools from Central and Eastern Slovakia. In February 2015 there was a workshop on presentation skills development, with participation of Jozef Majerčík, the Business Academy student from Martin: „CEO was the best, he inspired me to work hard on yourself. I liked the workshop about the motivation. I would recommend it to anyone, who is interested in business. I learn how to lead people better, motivate them and which direction to go.“


Are you interested in this project? Read more here or contact the program manager on the below mentioned contact. The project is taught in Slovak language only.


Grétka Balátová | program manager | +421 948 243 004 | balatova@jaslovensko.sk