What is YECS?
In the hope of providing students with profound options in the wake of real and current difficulty either to pursue higher education or land a decent job in the country, The Department of Education through the Center for Students and Co-Curricular Affairs, in coordination with the Bureau of Secondary Education (BSE) and in partnership of the Department of Trade and Industry (DTI), implemented the Youth Entrepreneurship and Cooperativism in Schools (YECS) Program. The YECS program is a co-curricular program under the Technology and Livelihood Education (TLE) area. It provides students with practical experiences on Entrepreneurship and Cooperativism. The Department of Education believe that students exposed to practical experiences, they can evolve in to a more productive, creative, cooperative and responsible citizens, who are able to establish their own business ventures and eventually finance their own tertiary education.
YECS helps the STEP organization in providing practical experiences for students in the TLE area.