Credit: JEL

Three secondary schools participated in the third edition of "The Entrepreneurship School" (TES) Awards competition, organised by Jonk Entrepreneuren Luxembourg (JEL).

The "Entrepreneurial School" profile was introduced into the Luxembourg education system in November 2016. Since then, four secondary schools have adopted the "entrepreneurship" profile and developed different paedagogical concepts since the start of the 2017-2018 academic year. At the same time, in order to make entrepreneurial education initiatives more visible, JEL has been organising an annual national competition "Entrepreneurial School Awards" (TES-Awards) over the past three years to encourage all schools to develop their range of initiatives for students.

Despite the current context related to COVID-19, three secondary schools entered this year's competition: the Ecole de Commerce et de Gestion (School of Business and Management); Ecole Privée Marie-Consolatrice; and Lycée technique Agricole.

The jury was composed of Carolina Franco (Education Ministry - Secondary education), Georges Strauss (Education Ministry - Primary education), Yves Karier (Economy Ministry), Yannick Majerus (House of Entrepreneurship), Fabienne Kieffer (SCRIPT), Tom Muller (Service de la formation professionnelle) and Gilbert Engel (JEL). The jury awarded three prizes this year:  the "The Entrepreneurial School Award" - the "The Entrepreneurail School Award - VET School" - the "Community & Collaboration" award 

  • the winner of this year's "Entrepreneurial School Award" was the Ecole de Commerce et de Gestion (ECG). The ECG stood out thanks to the achievement of its objectives set in 2019. The jury highlighted the regular participation in international projects and the application of entrepreneurial education to cross-cutting themes in the economy. The school has also developed a course dedicated to entrepreneurship. The ECG will participate in the European TES-Awards ceremony which will take place from 9 to 13 November 2020 in Berlin; 
  • the "Entrepreneurial School Awards - VET School” award went to the Lycée technique Agricole. The structure of this establishment is close to the world of work and it regularly offers entrepreneurial training to teachers. The school also participates in European Union (EU) projects. The school will also participate in the European TES-Awards ceremony in Berlin; 
  • the Ecole Privée Marie-Consolatrice (EPMC) won the "Community & Collaboration" prize. The jury recognised the investment of this school in entrepreneurial and social activities within its community. In addition, this structure helps foster young women’s interest in entrepreneurship and several teams have been awarded in programs like the Project Management Awards or My First Enterprise.