Oakland High School Virtual Enterprise Team Upgraded to National Competitive Level
The Oakland High School Virtual Enterprise team has moved up to the national competition level!
The Virtual Enterprise program is a very interesting business planning concept, where students create a virtual company, maintain positions within the company, create a business plan, present the concept and virtually “sell” their product or service. The whole “virtual company” is run by really sharp and outstanding OHS students.
WGNS’ Scott Walker spoke with guests including students Zephian Wade and Olivia Blackwell. He also spoke to their teacher Sherri Rogers on Monday.
Their virtual business
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About the business plan competition
The National Business Plan Competition is part of the year-long VE program that provides more than 20,000 students each year with the opportunity to create and manage virtual business ventures at 430 schools across the country. Through the program, students start a business together, play roles in the business, transact with other simulated businesses, attend trade shows, and manage the business as if it were real.
About Virtual Enterprises International
International Virtual Enterprises (VE) is a national, nonprofit organization that transforms students through authentic professional experiences that prepare them for a fulfilling and financially secure future. Since Virtual Enterprises (VE) was founded in 1996, it has served more than 200,000 high school students, many from economically disadvantaged communities. In 2015, VE launched the VE-JV Career Academy, a similar two-year program that enables 7th and 8th graders to develop technology and entrepreneurial skills by starting and managing business ventures. About 90% of VE students interact with professionals who mentor them regularly and 87% identify a career path that interests them as a result of their involvement in the VE program.