We bring together people interested in entrepreneurship education.
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.
What we do
YES is a non-profit organization. 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 train teaching staff, develop entrepreneurship education, build school-business cooperation and offer regional services for the JA Programs.
Why we do it
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.
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. The National YES Office in Helsinki coordinates the regional YES Network.
- YES Etelä-Pohjanmaa / Southern Ostrobothnia
- YES Etelä Savo / Southern Savonia
- YES Imatra
- YES Kainuu
- YES Keski-Pohjanmaa / Central Ostrobothnia
- YES Keski-Suomi / Central Finland
- YES Keski-Uusimaa
- YES Kotka-Hamina
- YES Kouvola
- YES Lappi / Lapland
- YES Pohjanmaa / Ostrobothnia
- YES Pohjois-Karjala / Northern Karelia
- YES Pohjois-Pohjanmaa / Northern Ostrobothnia
- YES Satakunta
- YES Varsinais-Suomi / Southwest Finland
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 (in Finnish).
YES services are principally free of charge. The services are mostly available in Finnish and Swedish.
Below is the contact information of National YES officials. Contact information for regional YES centers can be found on their respective website (only in Finnish and Swedish). On matters concerning material orders for JA-YE programs, please contact firstname.lastname@example.org.
Valtakunnallinen YES ry / National YES
tel. +358 45 357 2716
tel. +358 50 341 8572
tel. +358 45 855 6345