American Public Media’s Marketplace: “How to learn the business of business as a high schooler”

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Marketplace’s Shaheen Ainpour attended the 2018 Youth Business Summit and interviewed VE students from TropiCoffee of Cooper City High School in Cooper City, Florida and Chameleon of Spring Hill High School in Chapin, South Carolina.

The program is an effort to teach students the kind of business skills that you can’t learn from a textbook. High school student Matthew Plonskeer, TropiCoffee’s CEO, said before taking VE, he was focused on doing work for himself, “whereas here, in order to operate as a successful company … you really have to work together.”

Read and listen to the full story here: “How to learn the business of business as a high schooler