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.
Kick Start | Timata sessions
Southland Regional Final and Awards
Click here to view The Lion Foundation Young Enterprise Scheme calendar.
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.