The Company Programme offers students age 16 through 20 years the possibility to found and manage a mini-enterprise for one year and experience hands-on what it takes to be an entrepreneur. Their work is supervised by their teacher and if desired by a business mentor. The young entrepreneurs also get support from a YES Programme Manager. Furthermore, the mini-enterprises participate in a national competition organised as an extracurricular activity.
[...] The Swiss Confederation assessed this program as exemplary. It gives adolescents all over Switzerland the opportunity to experience and develop their own creative and entrepreneurial potential. They learn skills and competences, which is central for themselves as well as our economy and society. I could convince myself of that when I was at the European Company of the Year Competition in Lucerne. Therefore, I encourage everyone to consider a support of Young Enterprise Switzerland benevolently. It is a worthwhile investment for the entrepreneurial potential of the next generation and the workplace Switzerland.