Young entrepreneurs hold the key to economic growth in
our community. And when we say young, we mean 16 or 17 years of age!
The Entrepreneurship 30 class offered at the Weyburn
Comprehensive School evolved as a partnership between the Ministry of Education
and Junior Achievement of Saskatchewan with an aim to develop skills necessary
to plan and execute a business venture. This popular class inspires high
school students to understand the role of business in our society by creating
an enterprise of their own. Since 2014, 18 successful Junior
Achievement companies have been formed, each of which donate a portion of their
profits to non-profit organizations.
What students have said:
“Junior Achievement gave me the confidence that I can
be a business leader of tomorrow”.
“The Junior Achievement program was an incredible
experience, and I learned more than I ever imagined about business and how to
apply it to real life.”
What business has said:
“To say this program is outstanding would be an understatement. The life skills that these students will be able to take with them in life and as some of them enter into the business community themselves, will always be something that they can benefit from.” TCU Financial
The WCS Entrepreneurship 30 class has won two Canadian Chamber of Commerce “Company of the Year” Awards back to back. Something no other school in Canada has ever done. Other successful WCS students have received many provincial awards in multiple categories; including “Achiever of the Year” and “Professional Leadership” award.
For more information on Junior Achievers in Saskatchewan, click here.