One of the ways the Chamber contributes to a positive future for business is by delivering The Lion Foundation Young Enterprise Scheme (YES) across Southland on behalf of the Young Enterprise Trust.
YES takes Year 12 and 13 students through a series of authentic real-world entrepreneurial experiences to help young people to thrive in business and in life.
Students form a YES business at the start of the school year, create their own unique product or service and take it to market. Throughout the year they attend events that mirror the process start-up businesses go through – including developing business and marketing plans; and receiving guidance and mentoring from business people.
Our goal is to inspire students to be innovative and creative, develop work-ready skills and an entrepreneurial spirit. The impact YES has for students includes:
Click here to learn more about YES.
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Southland Regional Final and Awards
The Chamber has been involved in the YES programme since 1990, through the vision and dedication of Colin Smith. To find out how you can get involved click here, visit ”Get Involved” on Young Enterprise website or contact our YES Regional Coordinator by emailing firstname.lastname@example.org
31 October 2018
Well done to all five YES businesses who were either a finalist or a winner of an Excellence Award at the recent Southland Regional Final and Awards - Goodie Bags, MakerBox, Impossumble Products, 4Paws and My Mental Tone.
Award for Enterprising Technology sponsored by Craigs Design & Print - Makerbox, James Hargest College
Award for Environmental Sustainability sponsored by Environment Southland - Impossumble Products, Aparima College
Award for Social Enterprise sponsored by South Port NZ Ltd - My Mental Tone, Aparima College
Award for Solving a Development Problem sponsored by Westpac - Makerbox, James Hargest College
Award for Innovation sponsored by Crowe Horwath - Makerbox, James Hargest College
Young Enterpriser of the Year - Benjamin McIntyre, James Hargest College
Finalist’s - Impossumble Products and 4 Paws, Aparima College.
Runner Up Regional Champion - Goodie Bags, Mt Aspiring College
2018 Regional Champion – MAKERBOX, James Hargest College.
To view the final business pitches, join our Facebook Group.