Entrepreneurship Education – Know About Business in Jordan

The ILO’s Know About Business (KAB) training programme has contributed toward the creation of an enterprise culture in many countries and societies. It promotes awareness among young people of the opportunities and challenges of entrepreneurship and self-employment, and of their role in shaping their future and that of their country's economic and social development.

In 2006 the ILO started applying the KAB entrepreneurship education programme in vocational and technical education in the region. The success achieved in 7 Arab countries (Syria, Oman, Yemen, Occupied Palestinian Territories, Iraq, Saudi Arabia and Lebanon) led to establishing collaboration with the Business Development Centre (BDC) in Jordan, to target unemployed school drop-outs enrolled at the National Company for Employment and Training (NCET).
The positive results of this collaboration attracted the interest of the Ministry of Education and of the Ministry of Higher Education and Scientific Research, who approached the ILO and the BDC through the Al Balka’a Applied University to integrate the KAB programme into vocational secondary education and higher education.