Know About Business

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Know About Business

Entrepreneurship Education for young People

The course is available in English, Français, Español, Português

Know About Business (KAB) is an entrepreneurship education programme developed by the International Labour Organization (ILO) to teach entrepreneurship in technical and vocational education and training institutions as well as in secondary and higher education institutions. The programme seeks to prepare in-school youth – young men and women - for the transition from school to the world of work by letting them discover and develop entrepreneurial competencies and basic business management skills through a range of games and exercises.

The typical age group is youth from 15-24 years, but the games and exercises can be used to teach entrepreneurship to any age or target group. The complete KAB package consists of a total of 80 hours of games and exercises and is made up of eight modules, each representing a key area of entrepreneurship.

This tailor-made course is available upon request and may be customized for local, national, and international organizations. Contact us to learn more.

Key features
Active Learning

KAB students learn by doing


Learning entrepreneurship through a series of exercises


Because learning doesn't have to be boring

Who attends this course?

KAB is directed to teachers and educators in technical and vocational education and training institutions, general secondary education and teachers and lecturers in higher education such as universities and polytechnics.

KAB can be used in any educational setting and can be adapted for specific technical and general courses where an educational institution or a teacher wishes to reinforce entrepreneurship learning outcomes.

What topics does the course cover?

The two weeks Training of Teachers Programme on the Know About Business package:

  • Provides insight on how to integrate entrepreneurship education in educational curricula;
  • Familiarizes participants with the content of the Know About Business Package;
  • Enables participants to effectively deliver the Know About Business Package to young people in educational settings.
What will the participants learn?
  • How to provide students with basic knowledge on the different aspects of entrepreneurship;
  • How to motive young people to become entrepreneurial in all aspects of life;
  • How to develop a positive attitude amongst young people on business and entrepreneurship;
  • How to develop basic entrepreneurial competencies in young people, such as risk taking, creativity, negotiation and communication.
What will the participants be able to do?
  • Use the 8 KAB modules and adapt the content to a specific group of students;
  • Deliver the different games and exercises in a participatory manner;
  • Promote an entrepreneurial culture amongst young people through their active participation in the 80 hours curriculum.
Why would this course be of interest to you?

The ultimate goal of KAB is to equip young people with skills and competencies to start their own venture at some point in their life as well as to work productively as employees in enterprises as intrapreneurs. KAB helps young people to explore and develop an entrepreneurial mind-set and attitude that can be applied in all aspects of life whether a young person choses to become an entrepreneur or an intrapreneur.


The ITCILO would be happy to send you a budget with the costs of organizing a Training of Teachers Programme for your organization.

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