Senior VCAL students are currently working with external business mentors to develop micro enterprise concepts. Students have formed concept teams and are developing business ideas from the ‘ground up’ including market research, branding, financials and product development. During remote learning, students have been meeting with mentors online, and working in teams to progress their business concepts. The unit is the result of a broader collaboration, the Youth Enterprise Hub, that Fitzroy High School has been involved in for some time. The school has been working with the Local Learning and Employment Network, local entrepreneurs, and other schools to design and trial an Enterprise Skills unit.The project also requires students to embed social and/or environmental connections in their business design, and will culminate in a business ‘pitch’ to school leadership and community representatives.
Louise Speirs-Bridge | VCAL & VET Leader