Education

83% of the One Young World Community agreed that entrepreneurship can be taught as a skill.

How can education create opportunities for entrepreneurs?

  • Teaching entrepreneurialism as a skill
  • Education as a business: the rise of innovative education schemes
  • The role of big business to support new education initiatives

Education and entrepreneurialism are closely linked.  Education needs to unlock the entrepreneurs of the future.  Yet education itself needs to benefit more from an entrepreneurial and innovative approach to equip young people with the skills they need to succeed in today’s world.  Where poverty is the biggest barrier, entrepreneurial approaches to low cost education in a variety of markets is increasing. Education that encourages aspiring entrepreneurs, teaching vocational skills and using technology can help tackle the critical issue of youth unemployment. 83% of the One Young World Community agreed that entrepreneurship can be taught as a skill. And with four fifths of the One Young World community worried about the quality of state education in their country, 86% maintain business should play a more active role in education. Identifying the most effective role business can play in backing different education schemes is central to this debate.