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Kiwi students selected for YES Business Leaders Trip

Kiwi students selected for YES Business Leaders Trip to Brisbane

Seven New Zealand secondary students have been selected for the YES Business Leaders Trip to Brisbane in early August.

Thanks to the generosity of South British Capital, Young Enterprise NZ is sending seven secondary students to Brisbane from Saturday 4 – Wednesday 8 August 2018, on a business leaders trip.

The students will partake in a leadership workshop (run by Future Leaders Academy), make site visits to established companies and start-ups, meet with local business leaders, and hear a lecture from a leadership expert at Queensland University of Technology (QUT). The students will also partner with local students to undertake a Business Leadership Challenge.

The seven lucky students are:

Auckland Auckland Grammar School Daniel Hu
Christchurch Rang Ruru Girls’ School Lucy Johnson
Christchurch Papanui High School Kamla Phal
Manawatu Waiopehu College Liam McLeavey
Taranaki New Plymouth Girls’ High School Jascia Renau
Northland Keri Keri High School Alexandra Edwards
Otago Otago Boys’ High School Alen Yeritsyan

For the Business Leadership Challenge, the students will be put into teams, issued with a challenge and tasked with creating a solution that requires innovative thinking to produce a solution using the leadership techniques they have been introduced to during the trip. They will then present their work to a panel of invited judges. The students are seven of 3800+ participating in The Lion Foundation Young Enterprise Scheme, a yearlong programme where high school students form their own business and product or service and operate with real profit and loss.

Through this experience the students will develop their team work, leadership and business skills through engaging in a joint project. Furthermore, the students will take their experience back to their schools and communities, expanding awareness of the career opportunities open to them, and inspiring them to be the next generation of young leaders.


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