Supporting the employability of NUV student through the promotion of entrepreneurship and innovation
In the framework of the project "employability of students of the National University of Vanuatu'' funded by the Solidarity Fund for Innovative Projects, Civil Societies, Francophonie, and Human Development (FSPI) of the French Ministry for Europe and Foreign Affairs, a partnership has been signed with V-Lab to support the inclusion of entrepreneurship in the NUV programs and activities. Under this project, many activities have been implemented. They were aimed, inter alia at developing the awareness and knowledge of students from the National University of Vanuatu (NUV), the Vanuatu Institute of technology (VIT) and the Vanuatu Agriculture College (VAC) on how to start and develop a business while developing these institutions internal capacities to deliver such training.
The project started with a very successful first entrepreneurship open day at the National University campus which took place on the 17th September. The purpose of this day was to expose the students with entrepreneurs and have them to participate to a series of events such as ideation sessions, round table discussions, pitching competition, etc.
The entrepreneurship day has been followed by the development and running of a 10 weeks learning cycle on entrepreneurship and business management for students of the Vanuatu Institute of Technology (VIT), along with a number of ideation sessions during which students are being asked to develop innovative ideas and solutions around different problems. The first session of this cycle took place on Tuesday 28th of September at the VIT premises.21 Students are participating in this learning program whose objectives is to develop the knowledge of VIT students on how to start and develop a business while developing VIT’s internal capacities to deliver such training.