Young Enterprise Scheme (YES) Teachers
The Young Enterprise Scheme (YES) has been designed to support and inspire the next generation of business leaders, disruptors, and change-makers. Our goal is to provide Years 12 and 13 students with practical experience and a deep understanding of the business world while developing their skills and abilities.
The YES program specifically links to Achievement Standards in Business Studies Levels 2 and 3 (AS2.4, 2.6, 3.4, and 3.6), providing teachers with NZQA-approved assessments, marking schedules, and a free interactive website platform with all the resources they need. The program also relates to other subjects and standards across the curriculum, depending on the type of business created by each group.
Students can engage in the YES competition at the regional and national levels and teachers have access to teaching mentors who are available to offer support and guidance. Regional coordinators also visit schools to encourage and support students. Throughout the program, students will be able to sell their products and services at YES market days and receive feedback from business professionals at a pitch-style event in term 2.
Additionally, there are exciting experiences such as flight and accommodation for the most successful teams and cash prizes for the winning teams.