According to Scott-Kemmis (2017) the importance of entrepreneurship learning & teaching lies on the below:
- there is evidence that entrepreneurship competences are important for career development and success, therefore these skills should be a key component of VET courses;
- entrepreneurship skills require a strong focus on practice-based learning, therefore emphasis should be placed in building connections with existing entrepreneurship organisations of each VET institution;
- the development of entrepreneurship competences of VET educators requires a continuous investment and involvement in entrepreneurial activities, as well as a continuous exposure to current regional and national entrepreneurship programmes;
- learners’ support resources should include organisations, incubators, networks and mentoring bodies from the network of the VET organisation to ensure continuous exposure to external support;
- the close linkage between VET providers and business organisations in entrepreneurship is vital for facilitating the use of real-world experiences for VET trainers and their learners.
Scott-Kemmis, D. (2017). The role of VET in the entrepreneurial ecosystem. NCVER. Adelaide. Available at: https://files.eric.ed.gov/fulltext/ED575969.pdf