Thursday, 04 August 2011
Four finalist schools returned to Joondalup Campus to compete in the ECU Business Experience Grand Final on Friday, 29 July.
John XXIII College, Perth Modern School, Trinity College and Wesley College were invited to take part in the final challenge of the 2011 Business Experience competition.
ECU Business Experience is a business skills competition designed for high school students. School teams comprising of year 10 and 11 students are invited on campus to learn from industry-experienced lecturers and to apply creative thinking to an innovative case study, for the chance to win an iPod Nano each and a $750 prize for their school.
For the final round, student teams from John XXIII College, Perth Modern School, Trinity College and Wesley College participated in a workshop that focused on the employability skills taught at university level in the ECU Business Edge program. The teams then worked on a case study for regarding the fictional WA town of ‘Diversity’, and the town’s decision to invest in a sustainable future either solar or wind power.
Each team then presented their findings in Council Chambers, to a panel of judges including Professor Atique Islam, Executive Dean of Faculty of Business and Law; Ms Debbie Terelinck, from the City of Joondalup; Mr Rene Migliore, of 303 Advertising; and Dr Ian Martinus, from Yanchep Beach Joint Venture. The schools’ principals and students’ families were also invited to watch the presentations. The event concluded with an awards reception. The judges’ job was made difficult by the high standard shown across all schools, but in the end Perth Modern School took out first prize for their polished presentation and inspired ideas
The Faculty of Business and Law congratulates Perth Modern School, and all schools who participated, on a wonderful effort in 2011. The ECU Business Experience is expected to return in 2012.
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