WATCH: Students geared up for National Entrepreneurship Competition
Photo courtesy: Crystal Celestine Nedd
Following last week's teacher briefing for the inaugural National Secondary School Entrepreneurship Competition, secondary school students from across Trinidad and Tobago attended the official opening ceremony at the Central Bank Auditorium on Tuesday.
The competition, the brainchild of Stone Brothers Limited, is the first simulation-based entrepreneurial competition in Trinidad and Tobago. Students were walked through the details of the competition, but the opening ceremony also served as the official draw to place schools into groups to square off.
It's intended to equip students with essential practical skills and to foster their critical thinking abilities as well as the confidence to make strategic decisions that will impact the development of their future business ventures.
The programme is a collaborative effort sponsored by Shell Trinidad, First Citizens Bank, and Massy Foundation, with UWI Arthur Lok Jack serving as the official education partner and PwC acting as official advisors.
In all, 64 secondary schools were split into eight groups with five students representing their school.
Students will be assessed on financial performance; market performance; marketing effectiveness; investment in future; wealth; human resource management; asset management and financial risk.
The top school will receive a full scholarship from Arthur Lok Jack Graduate School of Business for all five students, while the second and third place schools will receive partial scholarships.
To follow the leaderboard and updates for the competition, like and follow NSSEC on Facebook or visit their website, www.nssectt.com
The groups and participating schools are as follows:
Point Fortin West
San Juan North
St. Mary's College
ASJA Girls San Fernando
Upper Level Educational Institute
St. Benedict's College
Polytechnic 6th Form
Caribbean Union College
Union Claxton Bay
Queen's Royal College
FIRST CITIZENS DIVISION
International School Port of Spain
Holy Faith Convent
MASSY FOUNDATION DIVISION
Diego Martin Central
Bishop's Anstey High School
St. Joseph's Convent Port of Spain
Sangre Grande Secondary
UWI LOK JACK GSB DIVISION
St. Joseph's Convent San Fernando
St. Joseph College Secondary
Presentation College San Fernando
Aranguez Educational Institute
ASJA Girls Tunapuna
STONE BROTHERS LIMITED DIVISION
Holy Name Convent Point Fortin
Reno's Educational Institute
Pentecostal Light and Life High School
Presentation College Chaguanas
Bishops + Trinity College East
St. Joseph's Convent St. Joseph
San Juan South
St. Augustine Girls High School