Saturday 21 April, 2018

WATCH: Students show off their entrepreneurial streak at Junior Achievement Trade Fair 2017

Students displayed their enterprising prowess at the culmination of the Junior Achievement/Junior Cooperative Enterprise Programme last Friday at Woodford Square.

Form four Students from across several secondary schools including Presentation College (Chaguanas and San Fernando) and Chaguanas North Secondary School took part in the business education programme which spanned 21 weeks. In partnership with bpTT, the Junior Achievement programme provides basic economic education for students by allowing them to organise and operate an actual business. They not only learn how businesses function, they also learn about the structure of the free enterprise system and the benefits it provides.

The programme also prepares students to be workforce ready equipping them with some necessary skills for the workplace. As the world's largest organisation, Junior Achievement has shown dedication to inspiring and preparing young people to succeed in a global economy. Through a dedicated volunteer net-work, Junior Achievement Worldwide provides in-school and after-school programmes for students which focus on three key content areas: work readiness, entrepreneurship, and financial literacy. 

Loop was on site as students presented everything they'd learned and debuted their businesses, engaging the general public and inviting them to view and purchase their items on sale.