The whole training programme will last for two years and it has been divided into two stages.
Once a Telescope (trainee) goes through the two years successfully, then (s)he shall receive our certificates, based on the number of programmes (s)he registered for.
Stage 1: Training, Mentorship & Coaching
Stage 2: Working Experience & Skills Dev't.
6 Portfolios: 3 Networking + 3 Career
Certificates Upon Graduation
One begins the 1st Stage of the training programme through The Telescope TMA. Here, it’s all about training, research and skills acquisition. Whilst at it, the Telescope (trainee) receives mentoring and coaching.
The 2nd Stage of the training programme is about practical projects, portfolio building and the gaining of real working experience. Once again, Telescopes (trainees) receive further mentoring and coaching.
Each Telescope specializes in specific areas and builds 3 Career Portfolios. Additionally, (s)he will build 3 Networking Portfolios.
Upon going through the two years of training successfully, one gets to receive 1, 2, 3 or 4 international certificates as per the person’s registration.
The objective of the Entrepreneurship Training Module is to train students and make it possible for them to build their own businesses whilst still in school – even before they graduate. So we ensure that they undergo the training under the guidance of highly experienced mentors and coaches.
The training module has been designed to take them through the basics of entrepreneurship to the point where they can convert their ideas into viable successful businesses. Hence, they are trained to develop their entrepreneurial skills, gain financial literacy and understand partnerships. They also learn how to write their own business plans and build successful businesses based on the business plans that they write.
In addition to helping them to start their own companies, we help them to get credible partners from different campuses or different parts of the country so that they can start building their businesses/companies together. Furthermore, if the Telescope organization realizes that the trainee’s business idea is good and the person is very committed to making it a reality, then the person stands the chance of being selected by the Telescope organization as a business partner . When that happens, it means the person will have access to all the campuses and markets that the Telescope organization has a presence in – ie, nationwide and international.
Later in the programme, trainees learn about pitching and how to present their business ideas to potential investors so that they can get some funding.
This training module boosts the knowledge and confidence level of the trainees and upon graduation, they are able to become CEO’s and founders of their own startups.
The entrepreneurship programme, is practical and experience-oriented from day one. This is because, it is intended to help trainees to build real companies by the time they are done with the programme. As has already been explained above, each trainee builds a real company that will eventually get registered by the time the person is done with the training.
Trainees get to know how to write business plans and business proposals. They also get to understand how best to design and write their marketing plans, operational plans, financial plans and growth and development plans. Then they learn how to iterate the plans several times as they build their real companies.
By thus, they gain experience in business partnership formation and social media marketing as well as all the different aspects of business that one needs to understand in order to succeed as a businessman. With all that knowledge and experience, they are given the opportunity to write entrepreneurship articles to educate the public on certain aspects of entrepreneurship. These articles then get published on the Campus Fila platforms.
Aside the practical avenues available for the entrepreneurship trainees, there are also internship opportunities in The Telescope organization itself. Additionally, there are opportunities in other external organizations and all those opportunities are aimed at helping the upcoming entrepreneurs to gain real working experience.
The training lasts for two years. Hence, certification is done after the two-year training period has ended – not before or during the training period. But if it so happens that a Telescope’s duration in TTCJN is less than two years (due to the fact that (s)he is graduating from school), then (s)he shall be certified when (s)he is graduating from school so that (s)he can add the TTCJN certificate(s) to the academic certificate that (s)he will be getting from his/her institution.
We have three different types of certificates in TTCJN:
Training And Working Experience Certificate:
We have four training programmes that one can register for. After signing up, one will have to register for the one(s) that (s)he is interested in and after going through the training successfully, (s)he will receive a certificate based on the number of programmes (s)he registered for. So a Telescope can get 1, 2, 3 or all 4 certificates at the end of his/her training.
Entrepreneurship Training And Working Experience Certificate:
If one registers for the Entrepreneurship Training programme, then (s)he is going to receive a Entrepreneurship Training Certificate at the end of the two-year training period.
See the other certificates that a Telescope can get.
As has already been said, each of our training programmes is a two-year programme and runs synchronously with the other training programmes. The training is in two stages.
With respect to the Entrepreneurship Training, this is how the training will go for the three phases of the training.
This training module boosts the knowledge and confidence level of the trainees and allows them to build and register real businesses whilst still in school. Upon graduation, they become the CEO’s of their own startups.
We have a specially designed training curriculum for the Entrepreneurship Training Module and some very knowledgeable facilitators take trainees through it. The curriculum cuts out some of the plenty things that usually the classroom training tries to make students learn. Here, we focus on some of the key areas of entrepreneurship that one will need to know so that after the training, (s)he will be able to full start, run, manage and grow a company successfully. The full details of the training schedule is given out during the orientation session after new trainees sign up.
A portfolio is like a CV or resume for a specific aspect of one’s life. It adds value to a person and enhances the certificates and CV of the person. So in TTCJN, our training programmes have all been designed such that, as the student is being trained, (s)he also builds three different portfolios for himself or herself. The three different portfolios we help trainees of the Entrepreneurship Training Module to build are: