Yescom was first launched in 2005 by Mr. Maidin Packer BPM, former MP for Kampong Ubi GRC and Senior Parliamentary Secretary, Ministry of Home Affairs. Its vision is to instill entrepreneur's spirit among the youth targeting students from primary school level up to tertiary level. Participants, in team of ten (maximum) will take part in every segments of the competition. The first segment is the seminar and workshop on entrepreneurship. This is followed by the business assignment. Prominent business person will be present to mentor the participants and share their experience as an entrepreneur. Their efforts will climax at the Grand Finale where they will be assigned a gazebo at which to display and sell their products to the public strictly using coupons. Each team will be given $1000 value of coupons to sell and they are encouraged to market their products through YouTube, family and friend. All money collected on the grand finale will be kept by the respective team/school. Winner will be awarded with cash and trophy.
YOUNG ENTREPRENEURS SKILLS COMPETITION (YESCOM)
YESCOM 2013 WINNERS:
Champion (Overall Category):
West View Primary School
1st Runner-Up (Overall Category):
Madrasah Al-Maarif Al-Islamiah
2nd Runner-Up (Overall Category):
Chongzheng Primary School
Anglo Chinese Junior College
CHIJ Our Lady of Good Councel
Manjusri Secondary School
Yusof Ishak Secondary School
Qihua Primary School
Crescent Girls' School
St. Anthony's Primary School
Yescom 2013 Champion (Overall Category) -
West View Primary School
WHAT THE PARTICIPANTS HAVE TO SAY ABOUT YESCOM:
“The main objective of entering the competition was to give our pupils the exposure as the Innovation club is a new CCA in the school. It was set up this year. However, as in all competitions, our school will always want to live up to the school motto of 'Aim High', therefore, the pupils did all they could to ensure that they put their best foot forward for the competition - Mdm. Rashidah Abdul Rasip, Principal, West View Pri School
“We find that the project is a good platform for students to learn through experience”. Miss Beh Yu Ling, teacher of Greendale Secondary School.
"The competition is fun. We learn how to earn money as well as a chance to apply the knowledge I have learn." Yvonne Chua (team accountant) from Expect the Unexpected.
"Thanks to you and the organisers for a great experience last Sunday!!! I had fun and I built stronger bonds with the pupils through this Challenge! Thank you so much!" Ms Rosarita Teo teacher of Saint Anthony's Primary School.
Yescom Champion (Overall Category) 2005-2012
Yangzheng Primary School 2005-2007 and 2009 Yusof Ishak Secondary School - 2012
Madrasah Al Maarif Al Islamiah 2008 West View Primary School - 2013
West View Primary School 2010-2011 West View Primary School - 2014
Yescom Champion (Open Category)
Madrasah Al-Maarif Al-Islamiah 2013
Q & A FOR YESCOM
Q: How can I participate in Yescom?
Q: Who can participate?
A: Primary, Secondary, Madrasahs, JC, ITE, Polytechnic and Youth club.
Q: What do Yescom teach other than a competition?
A: In Yescom, we mentor participant's entrepreneur's skill to real business.