YE Penang Annual Showcase and YE Central Region Best Company Interview 2017

On 11th October 2017, the Northern Region Young Enterprise (YE) Program conducted the YE Annual Showcase. It was held at the Main Hall, Universiti Sains Malaysia as students and their corporate sponsors came together to showcase the products that they have created. At the event, various achievement awards were given to the schools. Among the awards were the Best Managed YE Company, Best Annual Report Award, Most Innovative Product and many more.

From the start of this competition, the 14 student companies from the Northern YE Region were judged on how they managed their company, how they developed their product and how they handled problems throughout the competition. For 2017, SMK Perempuan St.George who is sponsored and supported by Keysight Technologies won the Best Managed Company. Best Annual Report and Most Innovative Product were won by SMK Perempuan Methodist and SMK St. Xavier sponsored by IHS Markit and Federal Express Services respectively.

Prior to the Annual Showcase, students had an interview session with industry experts and were judged on various aspects and criterions of the program. Students were interviewed on how they managed their student companies and how they worked as a team to solve problems and think critically about product innovation. On 25th October 2017, 6 student companies from the Central Region YE program had their YE Best Company Interview. Students were excited and enthusiastic for the interview session as the judges, Mr. Kalai Ponniah, Assistant Vice President – Malaysian Operation from Upper Iowa University and Mr. Lee Jiun Ying, Advisory – Performance Improvement, Ernst & Young were impressed with the students.

We at JA Malaysia would like to Congratulate the students, teachers and Corporate Sponsors of the Northern Region YE Program on their achievements as all their hard work and effort throughout the nine months have paid off. More importantly, we are positive that the students have learned a little more about entrepreneurship and business from this program and we would like to wish students from the Northern and Central Region the best as we look forward to 2018.