On March 24th & 25th, the 4th Company Programme Trade Fair organized by Junior Achievement Cyprus, took place at The Mall of Cyprus, Nicosia. During the Fair, over 400 student entrepreneurs, aged 15-18, from all over Cyprus, representing 54 student companies, successfully showcased and sold their innovative products and services.
At this time the Jury Committee visited the student company stands, interviewed the students and evaluated their ideas. This was part of the overall assessment that will decide on the 10 finalists who will move on to pitch their ideas at the Company of the Year Competition Finale and Award Ceremony that will take place on Friday, 27 April 2018 at Royal Hall, (29 Xanthis Xenierou Street, Old Nicosia, 1015 Nicosia).
The student companies, CountYourLife (CYL) from Kykkos B Lyceum and FIJI FERTILISER from G C School of Careers, were awarded the Best Stand award for the most creative stand decoration.
The student companies were formed as part of the Company Programme that runs in the public and private schools across Cyprus for the 5th consecutive year. Through this Programme, students are offered the opportunity to learn through experience how to take a business idea from concept to reality, by forming and running their own real companies for a whole academic year. The Programme aims at equipping students with entrepreneurial, financial literacy and work readiness skills in order to help them become successful at global economy and to empower them with the values and life skills that will enable them to succeed both personally and professionally.
JA Cyprus is supported by the following:
- Strategic Partner: AstroBank Cyprus
- Partners: Cyta, MetLife and PwC Cyprus
- Supporters: MSJ Group, AON Hewitt Cyprus, ExxonMobil, University of Nicosia
- Institutional Partner: Ministry of Education and Culture