Of the past four years Directorate for Development of Small and Medium Size Enterprises has been implementing the project â€œEntrepreneurial Clubs in Primary Schoolsâ€? based on recommendations and other positive experiences, designed for pupils in the VII and VIII grade, with the objective of introducing the youngest population to the principles of entrepreneurship.
OECD Conference on Professional Education for the XXI century held in 1994 has emphasized that the states that wish to successfully enter the new millennium have to provide professional education and training system that will enable young people to develop new values and skills, such as: entrepreneurship, creativity, team work, ethics, flexibility and positive thinking.
Our objective was to provide the opportunity to interested young people to learn through their personal experience how is the business functioning, to learn its role in providing jobs and business development.
Directorate for Development of SMEs has been realizing this project with the support of the Ministry of Education and Science and the Institute of Education. Additionally, directors of all 16 mentioned schools and sponsors of some entrepreneurial clubs have contributed to the successful realization of this project.
In compliance with project implementation, this is the second year in which the competition of entrepreneurial clubs in development of business plan is held.
Out of 16 schools, there are 6 finalists, namely:
1. Entrepreneurship club from Bijelo Polje primary schoolâ€œ Vladislav Ribnikar â€ž
2. Entrepreneurship club primary school â€žNarodni heroj Savo Ilićâ€œ from Kotor .
3. Entrepreneurship club from Berane primary school â€žVuk Karadžićâ€œ.
4. Entrepreneurship club primary school â€žSutjeskaâ€œ from Podgorica
5. Entrepreneurship club iz primary school â€žBoško Strugarâ€œ from Ulcinj
6. Entrepreneurship club from primary school â€žBraća Labudovićâ€œ from Nikšić
Clubs have performed, in a very creative way, 5-minute presentations of their business strategies and the projects they developed during their participation in entrepreneurial clubs. They have demonstrated that they grasped the most significant entrepreneurial lessons.
Representatives of the COMMITTEE were from Directorate for Development of SMEs and they appreciated:
Originality of business idea
Content of business plan
Design of the business plan
Content of business idea presentation
First place took primary school from Uclinj â€žBoško Strugarâ€œ with business idea â€œBusiness guidance of the most successful enterprises from Ulcinj â€?.
II place was business idea â€œTourist agencyâ€? from primary school â€žVuk Karadžićâ€œ, Berane.
III place took Primary school â€žMileva Lajović Lalatovićâ€œ from Nikšić and their business idea was â€œSchool Radio Stationâ€?.
IV palce took three ENTREPRENEURIAL clubs which are following :
Primary school â€žVladislav Ribnikarâ€œ from Bijelo Polje for business idea â€œProduction of knitted accessoriesâ€?.
Primary school â€žNarodni heroj Savo Ilićâ€œ from Kotor, for business idea â€œ Funny T- shirtâ€?.
Primary school â€žSutjeskaâ€œ from Podgorica for business idea â€œSport Daysâ€? .
They have learned that:
o In todayâ€™s ever-changing world it isnâ€™t important how much they know, but how fast they learn.
o Experience is as important as education.
o Money is but one aspect of power. However, money comes and goes, but if they acquire knowledge that will teach them how the money functions, they will achieve true power.
o The most powerful asset that they possess is their mind.