Young Enterprise Scheme
The Ministry funds a dedicated “roaming teacher” for the Young Enterprise Scheme (YES), which is part of the Young Enterprise Trust. YES encourages young people to discover their potential in business and in life.
YES is an experimental programme where students set up and run a real business. Students create a product or service and then experience what it’s like to go to market.
The number of Pacific students participating in YES increased by 32% in 2015
Two YES Pacific students from 2015 participated in the Venture Up business accelerator programme at the start of 2016 to further develop their business ideas
2014 NCEA data collected from schools offering YES to Pacific students at NCEA Level 3 shows that Pacific students are performing well and earning NCEA Level 3 credits through their involvement in YES.
Lucy Wymer is the Ministry's "roaming teacher" for YES with Aorere College students.