24 achiev­ers lead the way for a day

Malta Independent - - BUSINESS -

On 5 Oc­to­ber, 24 young peo­ple and top ex­ec­u­tives of some of Malta’s most re­spected busi­nesses met to ex­change their views on how to run a com­pany, thanks to the Ju­nior Achieve­ment Young En­ter­prise Malta Foun­da­tion (JAYE Malta) Lead­ers for a Day ini­tia­tive (L4D). Dur­ing the day, these achiev­ers were in­vited to at­tend de­part­men­tal and board meet­ings, par­tic­i­pate in team dis­cus­sions, en­gage with em­ploy­ees and share their views on var­i­ous strate­gic and op­er­a­tional pro­cesses in the busi­ness they vis­ited. A num­ber of par­tic­i­pants were also shown around dif­fer­ent re­gional hubs and of­fices op­er­ated by some of the larger busi­nesses, whilst oth­ers had the op­por­tu­nity to at­tend em­ployee train­ing and in­dus­try-spe­cific sem­i­nars.

Sa­muel Bonello, a sixth-for­mer at St Aloy­sius Col­lege who spent the day with HSBC Bank Malta CEO An­drew Beane, de­scribed it as a “Once in a life­time ex­pe­ri­ence, learn­ing stuff you can­not learn in the class­room.” Jus­tine Bar­bara, from De La Salle Col­lege sixth form, who was side-by-side with Green Skips Malta joint manag­ing direc­tor Mary Gaerty for the day, said it was an ex­pe­ri­ence that “in­spired me to never give up on my dreams”!

The ini­tia­tive was not only ben­e­fi­cial to the young par­tic­i­pants but also to the more ac­com­plished ex­ec­u­tive, an opin­ion shared by P. Cu­ta­jar Ltd CEO De­nis Zam­mit Cu­ta­jar, who “en­joyed shar­ing opin­ions with the stu­dent” and Genevieve Abela, FELTOM Malta CEO, who com­mented that whilst be­ing “an ab­so­lute plea­sure work­ing with young peo­ple”, it had also al­lowed her the time to “stop and con­sider my day in re­la­tion to shar­ing with oth­ers”.

The event con­cluded with a clos­ing cer­e­mony at­tended by Ed­u­ca­tion and Em­ploy­ment Min­is­ter Evarist Bar­tolo and HE Al Faisal Bin Qassim Al Thani from Qatar, who made a spe­cial ap­pear­ance and ad­dressed the young peo­ple present. Dur­ing the cer­e­mony a Dec­la­ra­tion of In­tent was signed by all those present as an af­fir­ma­tion of the need to pro­mote hand­son en­trepreneur­ship ed­u­ca­tion as of­fered through the JAYE Malta Com­pany Pro­gramme and ini­tia­tives such as L4D.

“We are thrilled with the re­sponse from the busi­ness com­mu­nity and par­tic­i­pants for this first ini­tia­tive. It was a jam-packed day of­fer­ing to­mor­row’s lead­ers an ex­cep­tional, all-ac­cess pass into the world of work to­day! We thank all the com­pa­nies, CEOs, and staff who con­trib­uted to mak­ing this ini­tia­tive a me­morable one for the young par­tic­i­pants and look for­ward to next year’s ac­tiv­ity” said JAYE Malta CEO Ju­lian Az­zopardi.

Be­ing held for the first time in col­lab­o­ra­tion with the Malta Cham­ber of Com­merce, En­ter­prise and In­dus­try, and CORE, L4D is of­fered to par­tic­i­pants who have suc­cess­fully com­pleted the JAYE Malta Com­pany Pro­gramme and ob­tained the En­tre­pre­neur­ial Skills PassTM (ESP) cer­ti­fi­ca­tion, an ex­clu­sive JAYE cer­ti­fi­ca­tion of their en­tre­pre­neur­ial acu­men and at­ti­tude recog­nised through­out Europe. Con­tact JAYE Malta on info@youn­gen­ter­prise.org.mt or 2124 4991 for more in­for­ma­tion on the Com­pany Pro­gramme or L4D.

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