This programme enables Grade 4 – 7 learners to explore setting up a mini-business to learn the theory and practicalities of small businesses.

Participants are introduced to the knowledge and skills required toaccess future employment, through the use of games, simulation activities, projects and role play to help learners develop an understanding of the economy and business.

An emphasis is placed on STEM subjects (Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics) and how they play a role a variety of employment options including self-employment. Thus, students start thinking about the challenge of finding a job or starting a business and what learning pathways will lead them to the outcomes they aim to achieve.

This course helps learners to:

  • Identify what sort of work opportunities there are
  • Find important information needed to take advantage of opportunities
  • Negotiate for things they want
  • Work with other people
  • Understand more about the world of work