It’s important to build 21st Century competencies beyond academic achievements among our youth. Skills such as critical thinking, analytical thinking and resilience are key in helping them navigate through future endeavours.
Network for Teaching Entrepreneurship (NFTE, pronounced as ‘nifty’) is a funded programme designed to activate the entrepreneurial mindset and build business skills in youth from underprivileged communities. NFTE’s innovative, hands-on curriculum allows young people to learn entrepreneurial skills and attitudes through activities such as opportunity recognition and market research.
The 60-hour NFTE programme culminates in NFTE Youth Entrepreneurship Challenge (NYEC) where the top 3 students from each NFTE school will be pitching their business ideas to a panel of esteemed judges from various industries. The winner of NYEC will represent Singapore as our Global Young Entrepreneur at the NFTE Global Showcase in New York City in the following year.
Educators will experience the NFTE curriculum for themselves, learning tips on how to teach their students the NFTE curriculum.
Volunteers come alongside our students to mentor them on different elements of the NFTE curriculum. Every work session varies based on where the student is at in the NFTE journey. Volunteers can help coach in components such as market research, financials, and presentation coaching.
Students hear from business owners and entrepreneurs as they share their challenges and triumphs in their entrepreneurship journey.
Students glimpse into what goes on behind a business by visiting the premises of the business and hearing from business owners on how to create an all-round experience for customers.
Students will pitch their business plans to a panel of esteemed judges in a school-wide competition.
NYEC is a nation-wide business plan pitching competition where the top 3 students from each NFTE school will be pitching their business ideas to a panel of esteemed judges from various industries.
Click the image to read some of our student’s business ideas!
Hougang Secondary School
Nur Ayumie Ayda Bte Roslan
Bedok Green Secondary School
Wong Ji Feng, Willard
East View Secondary School
Prakash Nair s/o Raja Morgan
Jurong Secondary School
Ang Kai Hsien
Greendale Secondary School
Nurul Huda Bte Mazlan
Edgefield Secondary School
NFTE Graduates Mentorship Programme
The NFTE Graduates Mentorship Programme (GMP) is a 6-month youth mentorship specially designed for Secondary 4 NFTE graduates to further develop their character, mindsets, and skillsets. The mentorship serves as a follow-up development platform for NFTE graduates who express a keen desire to learn and grow.
Customisable to meet the specific needs of your institution, our in-house leadership programme is designed to build your young people up in leading themselves and others well.
Cultivating and liberating the leadership potential in anyone – at any level, in any organisation – through The Five Practices of Exemplary Leadership®.
Part of the internationally recognised Growing Leaders series, we bring timeless leadership principles through the power of an image, a conversation, and an experience.