Effectiveness of the Youth Entrepreneurship and Cooperativism in Schools
Gloria D. Tuzon1, Felicisima M. Asistin2 
1Dr. Gloria D. Tuzon, Graduate School, Ilocos Sur Polytechnic State College, Santa Maria, Ilocos Sur, Philippines.
2Mrs. Felicisisma M. Asistin. Narvacan National Central High School. Narvacan, Ilocos Sur. Philippines.
Manuscript received on January 20, 2016. | Revised Manuscript received on January 29, 2016. | Manuscript published on February 15, 2016. | PP: 7-11 | Volume-2 Issue-3, February 2016. | Retrieval Number: C0107022316
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Abstract: Dep Ed Memo No. 56 s 2005, provides that Youth Entrepreneurship and Cooperativism in Schools (YECS) program must be strengthened in national high schools to a) enhance the culture and instill the values of entrepreneurship and the formation of ideas and habits of cooperation among students; b) develop the personal entrepreneurial competencies (PECs) of students in the operation of a micro-business cooperative; and c) help alleviate poverty and encourage long-range economic development in the countryside through career enhancement programs and provision of lifelong learning for productive living. This study assessed the level of effectiveness of the YECS Program of two National High Schools in the region and its relationship to the profile characteristics of respondents. Result showed that the YECS program is effective in the development of values, attitudes and entrepreneurial skills among their children. Teachers and administrators of the YECS have the burning desire to promote the program to the youth. The YECS is very effective in terms of the attainment of its goals and objectives. Female students are more interested and have higher confidence in the YECS. Parents, regardless of their characteristics appreciate the benefits provided by the YECS to their children; Younger teachers and administrators, singles and those who had more training are more confident and have stronger belief on the program. YECS must be sustained to train young entrepreneurs who will be ready for the Senior High School of the K12 and become self-employed and economically sufficient after finishing their education.
Keywords: Entrepreneurship, cooperativism and entrepreneurial education, secondary education.