Achievers International is an online enterprise project for students, encouraging them to understand international trading.
A group of students and their teacher form a company, and import and export goods with a partner school overseas.
Students gain an insight into how businesses are formed and managed, and increase their awareness and understanding of other cultures and citizenship. It provides a practical learning context for teaching business studies and modern languages, and promotes development of ICT skills.
The only requirement is Internet access and an email address. Our website has all the information teachers and students need. Students can set up their own company profile, chat and video conference with partners, enter competitions, share ideas with other participants from around the world, and much more.
Over 30,000 students worldwide have already benefited from the programme. From Sweden to South Africa, Australia to America, student companies from all five continents have traded jewellery, stationery, craft gifts, toys, sweets, etc.
"It not only enhances the teaching practice, but more importantly, stimulates pupils, enhances their self-worth, and undoubtedly gives them added insight into business. I can see my students are now more employable because of their new skills , ideas, problem solving abilities, and determination to win through challenges."
Elizabeth Orr, Teacher Co-ordinator
"Achievers International has given me a realistic insight into the international business world. The new skills I gained will be very useful in the future when I set up and run my own business."
Lockerbie Academy Student