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St John the Baptist’s College, Portadown

Young Enterprise


All Key Stage 3 pupils take part in Young Enterprise Northern Ireland. YENI is a charity developing the entrepreneurial skills and aspirations of young people aged 4-25 to prepare them for the new economy.

Through this programme we develop the skills of young people to ensure they leave education prepared for work and life. The programmes all address the skills development requirements of the Northern Ireland Curriculum.

Some of the skills that we help to develop through this course are:

  • Communication
  • Managing Information
  • Working with others
  • Using mathematics
  • Thinking, Problem Solving and Decision Making
  • Self Management
  • Using ICT
  • Being Creative

Programmes that we offer

Quickstart Programme

All key stage 3 pupils get involved with the Quickstart Programme. Pupils get an insight into entrepreneurship by setting up and running their own company over the course of 10 sessions, with support from a business mentor.

Team Programme

All pupils in our Learning Support Centre at Key Stage 4 get involved in the Team Programme. Team is the only programme of it’s kind in the UK designed to help students with learning difficulties or disabilities learn about business and run a real company at their own pace.