I built the "My Business Rules" WebQuest for the Aboriginal Employment Strategy (AES @ Moree) a few years ago for their Youth Entrepreneurial Program. The WebQuest was used at Moree to encourage students to create and develop their own businesses - some of which are still going!!!
"The Youth Entrepreneurial Program provides Aborignals school student in years 7-9 with first hand experience of how to set up and run a small business. Held during school time or after school, it encourages Aboriginal youth to gain small business management skills through work based experience and other practical means. Our highly successful youth program is structured to deliver the following activites;
Research market activities and trends
Developing business plans
Financial record keeping
Develop, manage and conduct meetings
Develop marketing strategies
Establish an alumni group" (Source: website)
The AES using our WebQuest as the vehicle for this program.
Here are some pictures of the first year the WebQuest operated at Moree with the students selling their products at the markets:
Robert Bradshaw, the YEP (Youth Entrepreneurial Program) Officer at AES Blacktown, contacted me a couple of months ago to see if their group of Indigenous youth could use the WebQuest. "Of course" I said, "It is FREE for all teachers to use and has a focus on Indigenous students from Years 7 - 8 encouraging them to create their own businesses".
The WebQuest has been used by the AES at Blacktown NSW during the past 12 weeks with great success!
Robert used the WebQuest and here are the results: "The Youth Entrepreneurial program for our kids from Chifley College Bidwell graduated on Monday 17th May and achieved an outstanding result within the 10 week time frame set out. Here is a picture of the sports bag with the Kooris Come In All Colours logo. The business name itself says it all KCIAC".
Anyone wishing to assist this group of Indigenous enterprising young people - KCIAC - with the sale of their product - this great bag costing only $30, please contact
I sure that the KCIAC students will love to hear from you!
Sky at the AES Blacktown office:
Ph: (02) 9852 2700
Fx: (02) 9852 2710
89 Main Street, Blacktown NSW 2148