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.
Kick Start | Timata Conference
Southland Regional Final and Awards
National Final and Awards Dinner
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 Joanne O’Connor, YES Regional Coordinator by emailing firstname.lastname@example.org
25 October 2019
Well done to all the YES businesses who were a finalist at the recent Southland Regional YES Finals - Alpine Mt Aspiring College, CountrySide Colouring Menzies College, Head First James Hargest College, Herb-Box Southland Boys’ High School, Mystery Muffin Southland Boys’ High School, Sapo Soap Mt Aspiring College, Share the Love Aparima College, Toast Aparima College.