Calling for Vietnam’s young entrepreneurs

January 07, 2022 | 08:00
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The next-generation of Vietnam’s entrepreneurs will be able to learn key skills to help turn their business dreams into reality through a new online course offered by Haileybury Pangea, part of the renowned Australian school, Haileybury.
Calling for Vietnam’s young entrepreneurs
Haileybury Pangea will start with teaching Entrepreneurship Essentials for Vietnamese students

Vietnam’s next generation of entrepreneurs will be able to learn key skills to help turn their business dreams into reality through a new online course offered by Haileybury Pangea, part of the renowned Australian school, Haileybury.

Entrepreneurship Essentials is the first subject offered by Haileybury Pangea and it will allow students across Vietnam access to the expertise of outstanding teachers at one of Australia’s leading and most highly-awarded independent schools.

Haileybury is proud to be delivering Australian education programmes in Vietnam – one of the most entrepreneurial nations in Southeast Asia and an important friend and partner to Australia in the region. Haileybury, Australia’s largest school, is deeply committed to strengthening the mutually beneficial links that exist between the two countries.

Haileybury was founded in 1892 and since then it has earned an international reputation for leadership in learning and teaching. The school’s forward-thinking approach has seen it introduce a series of programmes specifically designed to encourage creative and entrepreneurial thinking.

This expertise is now being made available through Haileybury Pangea in Vietnam.

Students will receive Australian industry-endorsed HYCred "Startup Founder" microcredentials and further independent microcredentials can be earned throughout the course on successful completion of milestone tasks.

They will also gain a valuable understanding of how Australia’s startup businesses grow and succeed.

Calling for Vietnam’s young entrepreneurs

“The Startup: Entrepreneurship Essentials course takes students on an exciting journey to becoming an entrepreneur. They are exposed to entrepreneurial ways of thinking and they are challenged to build the skills they need to be innovative and creative,” said Damien Meunier, head of Entrepreneurship at Haileybury.

“The course combines contemporary theory and real-world practice typically seen in the industry today. Students will learn work-ready skills such as leadership, teamwork, digital literacy skills, critical thinking, communication, and presentation. This course provides students with the mindset, skillset and toolset they need today to thrive in an uncertain tomorrow.”

Haileybury Pangea students will tackle real life business scenarios and challenges and the course will be supported by industry experts and mentors from private enterprises, big business, business accelerators and universities in Australia who will deliver masterclasses to share their knowledge and experience.

Throughout the course, a variety of assessment and feedback tools will ensure students develop the skills they need to become a successful entrepreneur.

“Students will be able to arrange time to meet with their teacher to discuss their learning and progress but ultimately, the most powerful feedback students will receive will be through the progress of their startup business,” said Meunier.

Calling for Vietnam’s young entrepreneurs

“In Australia, Haileybury is well-known for its outstanding entrepreneurship programme,” said Anna Sever, deputy principal (Teaching & Learning) at Haileybury. Sever has led the development of Haileybury Pangea.

“Entrepreneurship is a compulsory subject for students in Year 8 and this continues in Year 9 when students take part in the Haileybury Incubator Project (HIP). They develop their own startup businesses and then pitch to a panel of teachers and leaders at Haileybury for seed funding to get their business off the ground."

“We value entrepreneurship very highly at Haileybury but we know that not all schools have the capacity to offer it as a subject. Haileybury Pangea overcomes that barrier and allows students worldwide to learn and benefit from our expertise.”

By Mai Dang

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