Feb. 13, 2012
-- Endeavor Jordan and Injaz co-managed a Job Shadowing Program for students enrolled in Injaz’s Company Course Program. The Job Shadow Program allowed student companies to spend two days at Endeavor Companies shadowing key staff members. This practical exercise, allowed students to explore and sharpen their personal and managerial capabilities and gain a deeper understanding of the importance of businesses and entrepreneurship to the Jordanian economy.
Eight student companies representing various industries were matched with seven Endeavor Companies. Participating companies were Akhtaboot, Javna, Jeeran, Modern Media, Pharmacy 1, Think Arabia and Wizards Productions. The students spent time familiarizing themselves with the companies and concentrated on learning the different company structures, markets, environments and much more.
Injaz offers the Company Course Program as part of their mission to prepare Jordanian youth for the workforce and instill in them entrepreneurship skills. Under the supervision of an Injaz volunteer, students work in teams to develop and market a product, while attempting to realize dividends for their stakeholders in a company they establish. Thanks to the involvement of volunteer mentors, students also develop an understanding of the economic principles that influence business decisions, and are introduced to career opportunities and workforce-readiness skills.
Endeavor Jordan is part of a global non-profit organization established in 1997, which breaks down barriers that prevent emerging-market entrepreneurs from reaching their high-impact potential. Endeavor identifies entrepreneurs leading high-growth innovative companies in emerging markets. These entrepreneurs are given world-class strategic advice, access to key networks and other tools that will catapult them to success. With Endeavor's guidance they become "high-impact"
- expanding employment, generating wealth and inspiring others to innovate. Often overlooked, these local entrepreneurs are now jumpstarting private sector development in their countries. Endeavor Entrepreneurs throughout Latin America, Egypt, Jordan, South Africa, Lebanon and Turkey have created more than 135,000 new jobs and generated over $3.5 billion in revenues until this day. Endeavor Jordan now supports 21 Endeavor Entrepreneurs representing varying industries, who have been selected since it began operations in 2008.