Experiential Learning offers an unique opportunity for all University of Pristina students to utilize all the resources focusing on their personal development.The University of Prishtina counts more than 50,000 enrolled students in all faculties and departments and represents a large pool of potentially mobile youth. Additionally, we understand that parallel to the need for entrepreneurship support, there is a true need for the improvement of employability of UP students who do not aspire to become entrepreneurs.
Thus, VentureUP designed and will implement a major component, the purpose of which is to provide specific-skill training, that UP curricula currently lacks, to non-entrepreneurial students.
Venture UP will draw from a pool of experienced academic and professional experts in various fields, to prepare and implement introductory and advanced workshops. These workshops/trainings will include but are not limited to:
As concluded by the USAID – Workforce Readiness Assessment (WRA) 2015, employers in Kosovo struggle with entry level employees on simple skills sets such as business communication, teamwork, time and stress management, business ethics, resilience, etc. Therefore, VentureUP aims to offer workshops to UP students in the above mentioned fields, to equip students with the necessary skills for entry level employment and to tackle the issue employers report having.
Even non-entrepreneurial UP students can use business planning skills to become better employees and become active members in meetings at the workplace, as a result of introductory business planning skills acquired.
Many of the job openings today, as observed on Kosovar job searching platforms are in the Marketing and Sales domain. Thus, additional training on these topics will prove useful for UP graduates in their job search upon graduation.
Even though many UP students do not aim to become highly skilled tech professionals, an understanding of coding languages and other technological aspects of businesses will prove valuable as graduates better communicate with their tech-savvy counterparts at the workplace.
Many entry level job position, especially those in Marketing & Sales, often require skills in social media management and public relations. VentureUP will provide workshops with experienced trainers in this domain, on how to plan, manage and implement promotions and outreach for companies on social media platforms.
Regardless of student’s specific career ambitions, many entry-level jobs in Kosovo require handling money and managing the same. Thus, VentureUP will conduct several types of Accounting & Finance workshops tailored to the needs of students, such as Personal Finance, Basic Accounting, Investment Management, Entrepreneurial Finance, etc.
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