A growing number of Pacific students around New Zealand are saying “yes” to being involved in the Young Enterprise Scheme (YES) and gaining entrepreneurial skills.
As part of the YES programme, students set up and run a real business, and each YES company creates their product or service and gets to experience what it is like to go to market.
Nationwide, there are 485 Pacific students participating in YES within 92 Pacific companies this year.
In the coming weeks and months, the Ministry for Pacific Peoples (MPP) will support the Pacific companies by showcasing Pacific companies involved in YES.
This will help boost the teams’ profiles and hopefully help turn followers into customers of Pacific companies’ YES products.
Meet Pacific business – They are us, from Porirua College.
They are us is a group of creative individuals, whose passion involves producing and selling eye-catching unique jewellery which is representative of both the Pacific and Arabic cultures.
You can follow They are us on Instagram: @theyareus.nine
Visit MPP to see how the Ministry supports YES.