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Cross Sector Internship Program: Organization of the training “Career Development”, “Teamwork” and “Developing a Business Plan”

Prishtina. A one-day Training Seminar was held within the Project “Cross Sector Internship Program”, which is financed by USAID/KPEP, and implemented by WUS Austria, Prishtina Office. Forty interns participated at the seminar. The modules of the one-day training were:

·         “Career Development”;

·         “Teamwork”;

·         “Developing a Business Plan”.

The Career Development component of the training was focused on teaching students how to write an effective cover letter for job application. Additionally participants were introduced to the process of facilitating the decision-making of career choice; goal setting, CV preparation (including the interview) and presentation of the most frequent skills demanded by employers. Participants were divided into groups and each group had to prepare a cover letter and  present it to the audience. 
The purpose of the second component of the training, Team Work, was focused on introducing the interns  to strategies on how to build collaborative teams and work with them effectively. The training content addressed the following areas: Team organization; stages of team development and team building strategies and teamwork skills (e.g. communication, problem-solving, and conflict resolution).
The third part of training, Developing a Business Plan, aimed to stimulate and activate the entrepreneurial spirit with individuals who want to design and take up a new business concept to the market. This component of the training was focused on all facets of business plan development, including assessing the competitive environment, developing venture concepts and growth strategies, creating marketing approaches, building a cohesive management team, launching operations, and developing financial projections.