The group of five young people from St Luke's High School in Barrhead spent two months learning about themselves and how to run a business. After spending this time learning from two members of our training team, Catriona and Craig, the group felt ready to start coming up with their own business idea.
The group were based at the YE Scotland Academy and were taking part in the Steps to Work Programme there. They came up with a number of personal goals they wanted to achieve from taking part in the course including: learn how to work in a team, be successful, gain a qualification that will help when they leave school and most importantly to enjoy themselves.
After making decisions on the roles each member of the team would take, the group thought about the products they could offer as a company. They met with James Ward, the Operations Manager at the YE Scotland Academy, who ordered small pot plants for each guest who attended the official opening of the academy.
They pitched their ideas to some members of the YE Scotland team and people from the local council and were given £40 to start their business.
Our Vision is for Scotland to be a place where all young people are given the opportunity to have a rewarding future in work and life - no matter where they start
Our Mission is to inspire & equip all young people to learn, develop and reach their full potential through enterprise.
In everything that we do, we will work with the following values: Integrity, Enthusiasm, Creativity & Collaboration.
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