YES is a network of experts who support and train teachers in entrepreneurship education and serves as a developer of regional entrepreneurship education and school-business cooperation.
Our goal is that every young person in Finland receives entrepreneurship education regardless of educational level and municipality, and that every teacher has the capability to implement entrepreneurship education in their own work.
What we do:
The YES Network is a network of networks, bringing together entrepreneurship education agents and other agents interested in the development of entrepreneurship and work life skills both regionally and nationally.
We are there to support teachers in entrepreneurship education all around Finland. We train teaching staff, develop entrepreneurship education, build school-business cooperation and offer regional services for the JA Programs.
Why we do it:
The aim of the YES Network is to create a new kind of work culture where education and business life are engaged in an active dialogue, where educational institutions operate in an entrepreneurial manner, and above all, young people receive adequate training during their studies to enter working life.
Due to entrepreneurship education, an entrepreneurial culture is strengthened in schools: entrepreneurial and working life skills of the teaching faculty grow, entrepreneurship education pedagogy develops and new learning environments are created. Schools will train entrepreneurial and active members of the youth who will succeed in their future working lives.
YES services were first established in Finland in 2001, and have since developed into a wide entrepreneurship education network. YES services are available in the following regions (regional websites available only in Finnish and Swedish):
- YES Etelä-Pohjanmaa / Southern Ostrobothnia
- YES Etelä Savo / Southern Savonia
- YES Keski-Pohjanmaa / Central Ostrobothnia
- YES Keski-Suomi / Central Finland
- YES Keski-Uusimaa
- YES Kotka-Hamina
- YES Kouvola
- YES Metropoli / Greater Helsinki Area
- YES Pirkanmaa / Tampere region
- YES Pohjanmaa / Ostrobothnia
- YES Pohjois-Karjala / Northern Karelia
- YES Pohjois-Pohjanmaa / Northern Ostrobothnia
- YES Satakunta
- YES Varsinais-Suomi / Southwest Finland
The National YES Office coordinates the regional YES Network. The purpose of National YES, founded in 2010, is to create a stable national model out of the YES network.
The YES Network works with the support of partners. Regional partners include regional development drives, entrepreneur organizations, and Centres for Economic Development, Transport and the Environment. More information on national YES partners.
YES services are principally free of charge. The services are mostly available only in Finnish and Swedish.