Entrepreneurship education as a key tool for job creation

An average company in Estonia hires nine people and the number has been decreasing in recent years. To keep up current employment levels we need more people starting companies and creating jobs. Entrepreneurial people are needed not only in business but also in public and non-profit sectors. Integrating entrepreneurship elements into basic and secondary education is what we need to do.

Siim Raie, Director General, Estonian Chamber of Commerce and Industry, Estonia
Director General at the Estonian Chamber of Commerce and Industry since 2002. He is actively involved in the international cooperation networks as the Member of the Board of Directors and of Budgetary Committee at the Eurochambers (Association of European Chambers of Commerce) and as the Member of the Presidium of the Baltic Sea Chambers of Commerce Association (BCCA). At national level he is involved in several crucial initiatives promoting high quality education and better matching of skills with labour market needs. Initiator of the project aiming to attract well educated talented people to contribute to the development of the Estonian economy and a spokesperson and engine of entrepreneurship education projects in Estonia.

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