Igniting the Mindset
Can entrepreneurial mindset be taught? There is growing evidence that entrepreneurship education, particularly at early ages, helps students develop specific entrepreneurial skills. Research suggests non-cognitive skills are malleable and entrepreneurial skills can be fostered. Having an entrepreneurial mindset, these tools for life, prepares young people for lifelong success – in school, in business, and in life.
NFTE has developed a framework for describing this quintessentially entrepreneurial mindset, drawing on our depth of experience teaching entrepreneurship to young people. (See your EMI Archetype.)
This set of characteristics, attitudes, behaviors, and skills helps students identify and make the most of opportunities, overcome and learn from setbacks, and achieve in a variety of settings. They drive action and are essential for success in today’s ever-evolving innovation economy and future workforce. In NFTE’s model, the entrepreneurial mindset emphasizes eight core domains:
NFTE Operation MindsetTM helps students grow their entrepreneurial mindsets and prepare to thrive in tomorrow’s workforce. The program features interactive, interpersonal, and introspective discussions, activities, and challenges. Students apply their entrepreneurial mindsets to reach short- and long-term goals and are encouraged to assess their existing strengths and identify mindset domains they would like to further grow.
Because this program provides a valuable framework and perspective for school, careers, personal lives, and how to contribute to a specific community or the world, students will create an action plan for using their own entrepreneurial mindsets to help them achieve several life goals and/or navigate several life obstacles they currently face. Operation Mindset’s flexible structure and wealth of resources make it ideal for in-school and out-of-school settings. Contact us to learn more.