Tanaiste launches entrepreneurship education report in 3rd level sector

Key findings of the report suggest that:
– 78% of undergraduate students surveyed expressed an interest in starting their own business at some point in future;
– Entrepreneurship education is not readily available to all students, is fragmented and delivered mainly only in business schools;
– There is a lack of communication about, and visibility of, entrepreneurial supports and policies;
– There is insufficient joined-up thinking between institutions, academics and practitioners;
– Despite some initiatives, industry engagement with the third level sector is neither widespread nor intensive;
– Entrepreneurship education is under-resourced and lacks an articulated strategic policy;
– Higher education institutions need to adopt a framework to embed entrepreneurship education across all disciplines;
– Experiential learning, not theory based lectures, will most benefit entrepreneurial students.

via www.sligotoday.ie

Well at least that 78% figure is encouraging, although it's very easy to 'be interested' while a whole lot more difficult to actually take the steps towards doing.


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