Cadena de Formación de Emprendedores, Valnalon Educa

Ciudad Industrial del Valle del Nalón S.A.U. C/ Hornos Altos s/n, 33930 La Felguera, Asturias. España


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Who are we

Valnalón is a government-funded agency for the development of a more enterprising society located in Asturias (Spain) Schools, entrepreneurs, start-ups and consolidated companies are our main clients and collaborators.

Learning through entrepreneurship

Spirit of entrepreneurship is a multi-faceted and inclusive concept that is commonly defined as a state of mind, a collective endeavour, a way of doing things, a key competence. Opportunities to experience social, cultural and economic entrepreneurship should be provided at all levels of the education system and that is our main goal.

Valnalon designs enterprise education projects and supports students, teachers and schools in the implementation. Our Training Programme for Entrepreneurship enables primary and secondary school students to have a first-hand experience of entrepreneurship.

What is EJE?

Mix entrepreneurship, international trade, and foreign language learning opportunities. That is EJE project. Student-run companies trade real products with twin schools all across Europe and beyond.

EJE is…

  • … a project to promote entrepreneurship in Secondary Education with a strong international dimension.
  • … aimed at 15-18 years old students
  • … an opportunity to communicate in a foreign language and learn about different cultures
  • … a extensive international network of student-run mini-companies exchanging information, catalogues and products
  • … a methodology based on practical experience where students will have the opportunity to display a wide array of social, personal and business skills

Throughout the course students will

  • Start-up the company and design a good corporate image
  • Organize the team, define tasks and share responsibilities
  • Communicate with their partner school (mail, facebook, web, blogs)
  • Seek sources of funding
  • Design a catalogue of products
  • Negotiate, deliver and recieve orders
  • Sell imports
  • Analyse results and close the company

Learning outcomes

Students will…

…develop a more entrepreneurial approach to life

…learn the basics of business start-up

…gain a deeper understanding of european citizenship

Teaching resources

This project is funded by IDEPA