YE Central Region Annual Showcase

On 2nd November 2017, JA Malaysia organized the Young Enterprise Central Region Annual Showcase. This event is annually organized to present awards to the students and to show appreciation to the teachers and corporate sponsors for their support. The 11 schools that participated in the competition this year were SMK Seafield, SMK Bukit Mewah, SMK Taman Sri Muda, SMK Pusat Bandar Puchong 1, SMK Bandar Utama Damansara 3, SMK Convent Sentul, SMK (P) Sri Aman, SMK USJ (8), SMK Sultan Sulaiman Shah, SMK St. Mary and Pay Fong.

Part of Young Enterprise Program is the mentoring relationship that is fostered between the Corporate Sponsors and the students. Throughout the 9-months, the corporate sponsors help students run their company successfully and also help them find solutions to problems that arise from managing their student company. The Corporate Sponsors for 2017 were, GE Global Growth, ON Semiconductors, Sensata Technologies, TBWA Kuala Lumpur, FedEx Express, Ernst & Young, Western Digital, GE Aviation, Hartalega, Upper Iowa University and SunPower Malaysia Manufacturing.

This year we saw and improvement in management and product innovation from the student companies. The Annual Showcase held at the National Museum, was sponsored by Bursa Malaysia. We had 3 notable winners this around with SMK Seafield sponsored by GE Global Growth winning the Best Student Enterprise, SMK Bukit Mewah sponsored by ON Semiconductors winning the Best Product and SMK Taman Sri Muda sponsored by Sensata Technologies taking home the Best Annual Report.

It was great fun for all students and teachers all school won an award. It was a moment of appreciation and gratitude as we celebrated a couple of teachers and corporate sponsors who have been involved in this program for more than a decade. We at JA Malaysia look forward to a fruitful year in 2018 and we hope that more schools and Corporate Sponsors will join this valuable program.