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Practice Enterprises

Secondary education

Tranche d'age : Age 16 to 19

The practice enterprise as a training method is based on the simulation of a company’s life. Working in a practice enterprise allows you to put the theory learned into practice, to gain an overview of how a company operates, the interactions between the various internal departments and external authorities. To enable students to gain experiences that are close to economic reality, it is important to promote the market mechanism and the control of students’ decision-making. This openness is only achieved through a network of learning companies that train fictitious customers and suppliers.

To increase the degree of realism, it is important to involve a real company as a mentor. The non-profit organisation Jonk Entrepreneuren, for its part, acts as the national central office for practice enterprises (CLEE), which makes it possible to coordinate and simulate external relations, in particular those of a bank, tax authorities, social security, the commercial court, etc.

CLEE website

As a member of the PEN Worldwide Network, Luxembourg practice enterprises have access to a network of more than 7,500 practice enterprises from more than 45 countries.

PEN Worldwide

In Luxembourg, practice enterprises currently promote the entrepreneurial spirit and its skills among students generally in secondary education/vocational training.

Period: throughout the school year, in the 3rd year curriculum in vocational training, business orientation.

This programme applies in parallel to the You(th)Start Challenges and forms a good basis for the Innovation Camp and Job Shadow Day programs.