Today, it is not difficult to find entrepreneurship training courses and programs in universities and business support centers in Vietnam. These courses are created for a variety of purposes. In addition to meeting young people’s desire to cultivate increasingly high knowledge about starting businesses and their ability to master their own careers, these courses are also contributing to the implementation of government policies. about start-up support.
In addition, the increasing competition among universities, start-up centers to attract trainees and quality start-up projects is also a factor driving training courses. start-up was born. Whatever the purpose, these courses are increasing the knowledge and skills of young people in entrepreneurship. They not only assist them in creating jobs for themselves, but also help them better understand the startup ecosystem as well as the role of the younger generation in promoting the development of the economy. Recognizing the importance of entrepreneurship training, this article will clarify the essentials of entrepreneurship training, an overview of startup training in the world, in Vietnam and especially at Da Nang city.
So what is entrepreneurship training?
There are many definitions of entrepreneurship training, but we can summarize them as follows: Entrepreneurship training focuses on adding and perfecting the right knowledge, skills, attitudes and thinking for students so they can seize the opportunity and achieve success in their own self-help businesses.
The entrepreneurship training method has unique characteristics, according to Mélissa Phillipe, Manager of the Entrepreneurship Training Project at College (PEEC):
● Encourage students to take ownership and responsibility for their own learning.
● Enable students to learn from themselves and from others’ feedback through real-life
● Strengthening team spirit, the ability to actively listen and share experiences from team members.
Emphasizing the faculty role in teaching entrepreneurship, Alain Fayolle, director of the startup research center at the University of Libre de Bruxelles (Belgium), said that the classroom is no longer a “teacher and a listening student”. The teacher should be the one who motivates and inspires the students, gives non-imposing advice and advice and acts as the coordinator of the classroom activities so that the student can make positive and creative comments and solutions to the problems you are facing.
With the above characteristics, it can be seen that entrepreneurship training is very different from traditional subjects, both creative and flexible to bring efficiency in the process of acquiring knowledge and skills. of the trainees. So how did entrepreneurship training and entrepreneurship research get started? Must mention the formation of this discipline in the world.
Overview of entrepreneurship training
Entrepreneurship (or starting a business) course arrived quite late. Before 1979, economists only mentioned large corporations as the main engine of progress in the economy. Only when the first article by David Birch (1979) caught the attention of the US Congress for emphasizing the role of the entrepreneur in creating new jobs, did the studies of startup Businesses or starting a new business start to appear and get interest. Entrepreneurship is gradually being referred to as the opportunity of creative freedom, a measure of self-esteem and above all, the spirit of owning one’s own life. Entrepreneurs’ desires to foster and cultivate entrepreneurship knowledge and skills are increasingly driving the emergence of a series of entrepreneurship training courses around the world. In the US, for example, the first official course on creative entrepreneurship in 2003, by 2005, this number had increased to 2200 courses at more than 1600 universities and 100 start-up centers of all sizes (Kuratko , 2005).
In Vietnam, there are also many creative startup training programs. The variety of these programs is not only formal (compulsory or extracurricular in universities, short-term or long-term training courses outside of society) but also targets many others. each other like lecturers of startup (TOT), students, who are starting a business (startups founder) and have not yet started a business but want to improve their knowledge. We can mention a few outstanding programs in entrepreneurship training such as: Vietnam – Finland Innovation Partner (IPP) program from 2014; the British Council’s social entrepreneurship program in Vietnam in collaboration with Hanoi National Economics University (2017); Start-up training program organized by the Embassy of Israel (2016) …
DNES’s first training courses on entrepreneurship
In the past 2018, DNES officially launched 2 training courses targeting 2 different subjects: young people wishing to start a business in Da Nang city and managers, resource officers of groups. to support innovative start-ups in the Central Highlands region. The main objectives of these courses are:
Motivating and creating positive outlook for young people about entrepreneurship and helping them to better understand the feasibility and value that a startup idea can bring to customers.
Support local resource staff in the operation and management of incubators through the introduction of the private public incubator model of DNES.
Although both courses have been implemented, there are still many points that need to be overcome and improved, but initially received quite good feedback from the trainees and DNES has absolutely the basis to implement the next courses. in the year 2021. DNES is looking to connect startups and gradually complete the picture of the startup ecosystem through improving both the quantity and quality of the city’s creative startup staff. and closely connected with start-up support agencies throughout the Central Highlands.