Business Skills Pass Program

The Business Skills Pass (BSP)  is a qualification that certifies that students (14-16 years old), who have had a real entrepreneurship experience, hold the necessary knowledge, competences and skills to start a venture of their own or be successfully employed.
BSP includes a full-year in-school mini-company experience; an examination of business, economic and financial knowledge; the possibility to access further opportunities offered by small and large businesses, top higher institutions across Philippines.
Entrepreneurship education is one of the most important tools in the competitiveness strategy toolbox. It has a broad spectrum of positive impacts from helping people be more creative, opportunity-oriented, innovative and proactive all the way to increasing the likelihood someone will start a company later on. By tackling the issue of what skills students lack versus the skills that they need we can have an impact on the youth unemployment rates in Philippines.
This is the reason why the Business Skills Pass aims at providing as many young people as possible with the opportunity to have a practical entrepreneurial experience before they leave the secondary school
BSP Framework

Phase 1: JA Be Entrepreneurial (Business Planning and Mentoring)

Business Planning Workshop in collaboration with Business Teachers and JA Industry mentors

Phase 2: Program Implementation thru the JA Company Program™  (Senior High School Edition)

JA Company Program meets the after-school programming needs of a diverse group of students by providing engaging, academically challenging, and experiential learning sessions in economic education.

Phase 3: Online Assessment

At the end of the program, students take online exam to certify their business, economic, and financial knowledge.

It is focused on four main categories that describe the main areas of knowledge students should have acquired during their entrepreneurial experience:

  • General understanding of organizations
  • Main steps and legal requirements
  • From the idea generation to the market
  • Financial resources & budgeting

 

Phase 4 : Further Opportunities

  • Regional Competition
  • Internships
  • Career Insight
  • Mentoring
  • Micro-financing
Benefits to School

  • Access to worldwide program initiatives
  • Curriculum review in partnership with Industry linkages
  • Mini-MBA program for the Business teachers
  • K 12 International programming ready