Innovation in VET: Ideas Market

Entrepreneurship and innovation in vocational education and training (VET) was a key theme of the Torino Process 2017 ‘Changing Skills for a Changing World’ Torino Process 2017 conference. The Ideas Market embodied this, capturing changing skills through the eyes of young innovators. The marketplace featured 19 projects by young people from European Training Foundation partner countries and Europe.

The ETF Facebook Live team met three of them: Baia Abuladze a young generation winemaker from Georgia, who took a traditional family activity and transformed it in a business opportunity following a short professional course, bringing new job opportunities to her town.

Neven Marinovi from Serbia who founded Smart Kolektiv a leader in the field of corporate social responsibility and social entrepreneurship.

And Keren Or Kadosh from Israel who, through the Amal School Network in Israel, invented a drone that carries a replaceable first aid kit for people who are injured and in immediate need of help.

Find out more about their stories here:

Other young Movers&Shakers on show were:

Mehin Almammadova Events (Azerbaijan)

Showing us how traditional markets are changing and require a new mix of skills for the world of work and business development.

Selfmade Woman Network (Ukraine)

Anna Petrova has a dozen projects on the go , including this educational programme for young women entrepreneurs.

ZENzeroDIET – Eating in 2030 (Italy)

Making healthy food snacks that keeps for months without refrigeration.

SocialFare, Center for Social Innovation (Italy)

Turin-based social enterprise, presented Design Your Impact project – a knowledge-based accelerator.

Universidad international de la Rioja: The Open Educators Factory (Global)

A web platform for teachers and trainers to asses openness, teaching strategies learning design and assessment practices.

Hanin NGO (Lebanon)

Hanin Al Fakih’s NGO coordinates the Oli for Development project for Norweigan People AID, promotiong sustainable mamnagemnt of oil resources.

AlsoDev (Moldova)

Alexa Iulian founded the company to develop and inmplement new ideas in technologu and education.

Wand.education: Innovation for VET Provision (Belgium)

A platform for teachers and trainers to create digital courses for students online.

ORT (Israel) 

Leading Israel vocational education and training network ORT engages teachers and learners in high-tech skills and applications in VET.

BusinessWise (Algeria)

M’hamed Kouidmi founded Business Wise to help young people in Algeria gain the skills to help transition into the workforce. They have launched a new e-platform to acheive this.

Association of Young Entrepreneurs: New Green Technologies, Zertis Project (Kazakhstan)

Arman Toskanbaev is a young serial entrepreneur. His latest endeavor is involves a agrotechnical college in Karaganda producing vegetables. In the harsh climate conditions of Kazakhstan this technology allows plants to grow all year round.


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