ENTERPRISE IN ACTION
Creativity and Innovation
This Programme is designed for 14 years old youth. Enterprise in Action is an eight to ten-week class led by Business Mentors, that helps students understand the principal characteristics of the free enterprise economic system and the role of business in it. Students learn the steps in organising a business and producing and marketing a product. They also study the social responsibilities of businesses and the role of the government in the economy.
It is focused on providing participants with a brief introduction to how a product idea is turned into a potential business. This is done by introducing the concept of roles and specialisation through an understanding of individual strengths, the four marketing Ps - Place, Price, Product and Promotion. We believe that Enterprise in Action is an important pre-cursor to The Company Programme and allows participants to explore their entrepreneurial capabilities, creativity and group work, all in the while developing a business concept.
The Business Mentors lead this programme based on their experience in the world of Work, and therefore constitute the added value to the traditional courses.
What will I gain from Enterprise in Action?
- Knowledge about how today’s businesses work
- Insight of how to market a product
- Understanding of businesses’ responsibility
“The International Student Company Festival held in Riga, Latvia was an eye-opener. It helped us build and widen our network and become more aware of different competitors and their strategies. It made us realise that winning isn’t everything. We came out of this experience with motivation to keep improving and not g… Read more
“The Company Programme has developed me as a person by helping to boost my confidence. I am more open to putting my views across as well as taking criticism. I now feel very confident speaking in public. My involvement in the Company Programme has also helped me better understand my own strengths and weaknesses. I have… Read more
“My time in JAYE can be summed up as a very positive learning experience which I will treasure throughout my life. The process was more important than the outcome, and winning was just a bonus.”
“The Start Up Programme at JAYE was a particular highlight during my years at the University of Malta. Throughout the programme, I was lucky enough to meet and network with some great minds in various industries. For me, having also previously participated in the Company Programme back in 2012, I have yet again gained … Read more
“Our experience in JAYE was one which not only gave us a better understanding of the business world but also taught us how to work in it. As a Social Enterprise we were able to get a sense of pride by giving back to society. It has truly been a great journey.”
“Deep down inside, there’s always a feeling that you want to help out, that you want to do something. Volunteering for was always something I planned on doing since I work for HSBC who supports JAYE, and I finally I had the opportunity to do so. Being a mentor to the students is a wonderfully creative experience. Yo… Read more
“I would first of all like to thank everyone at JAYE for this experience, since without their dedication I do not believe that Maltese young entrepreneurs would have such an amazing platform to bring their business ideas into fruition. I started the Company Programme back in October with very low expectations. As a … Read more
“JAYE offers learning by doing; an opportunity to tap into the business world with professional mentors and JAYE staff that guide and form tomorrow’s business leaders. The business world can be a very tough place to be and many would be either lost or scared at attempting to setting up a business. The Company Programme… Read more
We are getting a thorough insight of how to build up and manage an organisation. Start-Up Camp Berlin 2017 widened our contacts and also exposed us to more ideas and feedback. We look forward for the final stages of the programme & whatever the result, it will surely be a learning curve for us all.
“Looking back, I now realise that participating in Junior Achievement Young Enterprise was the beginning of everything for me. It changed my path. It landed me jobs with amazing bosses that made me the CEO and business owner I am today.”