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 and the Lakes District on behalf of the Young Enterprise Trust.
The Chamber has been involved in the YES programme since 1990, through the vision and dedication of Colin Smith. The YES programme encourages innovation and provides foundation business skills for the next generation of business leaders.
The YES programme has been refreshed! The updated programme takes Year 12 and 13 students through a series of entrepreneurial experiences to help develop 21st century skills in real-world situations by working to their strengths.
The 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. Click here to learn more about YES.
Finals & Awards
Click here to view The Lion Foundation Young Enterprise Scheme calendar.
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.