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Entrepreneurship as a skill in EuroSkills

Entrepreneurship, business development Team challenge was held the first time as an official skill in EuroSkills2023 Gdansk. The skill had a status of a demonstration skill a few times earlier. In the first official competition we had 8 teams.

The skill Entrepreneurship is a team challenge with two competitors per team. 10 different and challenging modules definitely needs two persons’ brainstorming creativity during fast running days against the clock. The skill is very similar to the one held in Finnish nationals. Both the technical description and arrangements at the skill area were very familiar.

8 out of 10 modules were published beforehand while experts prepared different mystery ones to be drawn on site. Also the theme for the 8 pre published modules was drawn on site so every team really had to start from scratch. Nevertheless, the substance considering the modules should have been and was well trained!

At international skill contests every country has an expert who is both a trainer before the great event and a judge during it. That is important so that a representative from every country can play a significant role during the event and spread the knowhow to their own country.

At EuroSkills2023 Gdansk Hampus Enlund and Axel Asplund were the two competitors representing the skill Entrepreneurship in Team Finland. They both had experience from Finnish nationals (Taitaja) and trained hard for the competition. They worked in a very determined way all three days. The competition was extremely high-level and they did a fine job. This time the medals were out of the reach but competing in EuroSkills level is one kind of a medal in itself. Many thanks also to Vamia and the teachers there who participated in the training process and made the good result at this level possible.

Team Finland achieved one gold, three silver, two bronze medals and nine medallions of excellence for their tremendous professional skills at EuroSkills2023. Congratulations!

Personally I was very pleased having a great opportunity to work with fellow colleagues – the other experts – from different countries. We were a great team with no weak link. I am honored to announce my future role as the Deputy Chief Expert together with Chief Expert Frédéric Deola to develop the skill Entrepreneurship to be even better in EuroSkills2025 Herning, Denmark.

Konsta Ojanen

Expert – Entrepreneurship, EuroSkills2023

Do you want to know more? A detailed EuroSkills article can be read form Skootteri magazine to be published in December 2023!



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