Young Enterprise Scheme (YES)

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About the Young Enterprise Scheme

CORE Education coordinates the Young Enterprise Scheme (YES) on behalf of the Young Enterprise Trust for Canterbury. YES is a national programme of the Young Enterprise Trust developed for secondary schools.

In the year-long programme, senior secondary students have the opportunity to form and operate their own businesses, taking innovative ideas and making them into real products and services. Personal achievement and excellence is encouraged through competitions, workshops, and public trade fairs involving business and the community.

Under the scheme students form companies, come up with ideas for a product or service, generate start-up funds, produce business and marketing plans, design business cards and promotional material, manufacture their goods or organise their service. Finally, they prepare their annual report.

In the past, some of the YES companies have ventured out into the "real" world, and set up legal companies.

Participation in the Canterbury Young Enterprise Scheme

Participating in the Young Enterprise Scheme is an opportunity for you to test your entrepreneurial skills and work within a team to have a go at building and running a real business.

Your YES year will be full of challenges and hard work that you will find rewarding and fun.

Judith Tatom is the YES Canterbury regional coordinator who:

  • Organises YES Canterbury events
  • Provides the Coordinator's Mark for each company's participation and communication which count towards the Regional and National Awards.
  • Receives regular updates on the progress of each company. If a company encounters problems that cannot be solved with help from the teacher or mentor, the Coordinator should be contacted for assistance.
  • Is contacted if a company (or company representative) is to appear in the media (newspaper, television, radio).

Please keep in contact with Judith Tatom, registering for all the events on time, and updating her with your Company's minutes and progress.