"Our collaboration with Deloitte is key for our students to get a glimpse into the professional world and truly inspires them to reach higher and be bold and ambitious for their future. At JEL, we are convinced that these kinds of long-term partnerships create long-lasting value for students as they carry this unique experience with them into their future.”
Stéphanie Damgé, Director, Jonk Entrepreneuren Luxembourg
At Deloitte, we know that a key to building better futures is empowering individuals to access the skills they really need to meet future job demands.
As part of our WorldClass initiative, we collaborate with Jonk Entrepreneuren Luxembourg (JEL), a local association working on developing students’ entrepreneurship skills. Our joint efforts demonstrate how we can create positive change for future generations when collaborating for impact with non-governmental organisations.
Our partnership with JEL, effective since 2018 but with collaboration beginning in 2015, encompasses the following programs:
My First Enterprise
The goal of this project is for students to learn the first steps of business management by establishing a small business that buys and sells small products, a service or a small production activity and enables young people to learn how to work in a team, manage a project and contact suppliers and consumers.
For this project, Deloitte supports JEL by lending our time and experience to the students and by hosting the finale at our DSquare building. This year, 46 students representing 12 teams presented their respective projects in front of a jury of JEL and Deloitte representatives.
Practice enterprise is a training method based on simulating a company’s life. Students experience simulations of economic realities to gain an overview of how a company operates, as well as the interactions between the various internal departments and external authorities.
Fit For Life
“Fit for Life” is an educational program aimed at students aged 14 to 16, specifically pupils in the 5th year of secondaire général and pupils in the 4th year of secondaire classique and has been implemented in Luxembourg since the the 2008-2009 school year. It consists of six didactic units exploring personal financial, educational and career options for pupils based on their skills, interests and values.
"I started Fit for Life in 2017 and My First Entreprise in 2019. These two programs are perfectly complementary. The first one contextualizes the interest of professional life with what students may know through their family environment, and the second inspires an entrepreneurial spirit in some of the students. My main interest in these programs is that they allow the students to think ‘out of the box’ beyond their school comfort and to imagine what their life could be in 10-15 years.”
Alexandre Havard, Director, Advisory & Consulting