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Latin American Centre of Asia Pacific Excellence & Young Enterprise NZ Trip to Chile

In partnership with Young Enterprise NZ, the Latin American Centre of Asia Pacific Excellence (LA CAPE) is sending eight students to Santiago, Chile between 6 – 13 October 2018.

The students will make site visits to established companies and start-ups, meet with local business leaders, and engage in a variety of cultural activities. The students will also partner with local students to participate in a business challenge while there.  

All the students are taking part in the Young Enterprise Scheme (YES), during which they set up and start a business at school. Students were selected from the YES Programme’s Entrepreneurs in Action weekend, 29 June – 1 July.

The eight students are from various regions in New Zealand:

Tiare Ferguson Garin College, Nelson

Jake Nicholson Mount Aspiring College, Wanaka

Kaysie Cornes Te Aratika Academy, Hastings

Patrick Deane Te Kura (Correspondence School), Auckland

Mikayla Stokes Western Springs College, Auckland

Rachael Winder Middleton Grange School, Christchurch

Nimue Strivens Wa Ora Montessori, Wellington

Macauley Glass Hamilton Girls’ High School, Hamilton

Through this experience the students will learn about each other in a fun and constructive way and develop their teamwork, leadership and business skills through engaging in a joint project.

The students will take their experience back to their schools and communities, expanding awareness of the Latin American region and the career opportunities open to them. The students’ reflections throughout their visit will be published on the LA CAPE and Young Enterprise NZ websites, circulated through e-newsletters, press releases and social media to the wide audience of corporates, sponsors and stakeholders who are passionate about Latin America and developing young entrepreneurs’ leadership skills.

The two teachers involved from Western Springs College in the Young Enterprise NZ Scheme are Kay Wallace and Ben Hinton

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