Saturday 24 October, 2020

NSSEC 2020 to kick off in October

File photo.

File photo.

In the face of Covid-19 restrictions and challenges, secondary school students can still look forward to taking part in the Caribbean’s biggest entrepreneurship competition.

The National Secondary School Entrepreneurship Competition (NSSEC) will launch its fourth edition in October and will invite 128 teams (over 700 student and teacher participants), from across Trinidad and Tobago to engage in the exciting initiative.

Teams will build their own virtual businesses and compete against each other in a real-world, dynamic simulated environment.

This initiative will equip business-minded youth with the skills necessary to venture into entrepreneurship at a time when current economic conditions require innovative entrepreneurial thinking more than ever.

It’s endorsed by the Ministry of Education and offered free to participants via sponsorship from Shell Trinidad and Tobago, Massy Foundation, Guardian Group, Digicel Business, First Citizens, and PwC Trinidad and Tobago.

To ensure the competition is open to all interested participants, this year will also include an accessibility component where all students and teachers in need of support with internet connectivity will be facilitated for the duration of the competition.

The prizes for this year’s competition are technology-focused to further support “the new normal” and include over $100,000 worth of Apple laptops, iPads and Samsung smartphones.

In addition, the top three teams will also benefit from mentorship and guidance from entrepreneurial ecosystem champions, 3Stone Limited, to assist in launching their very own businesses.

NSSEC said it’s committed to bringing excitement and opportunity for Forms Four to Six students across the country who want to learn what it takes to be successful in entrepreneurship.

This year’s opening and closing ceremonies will be broadcast on national television stations as well as on internet platforms, at 8pm on October 30 and December 11.

Registration is now open, based on a first-come, first-served basis.

To learn more about the competition, check out the social media pages under National Secondary School Entrepreneurship Competition, on the website: www.nssectt.com, or email at: nssec20@gmail.com.

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