Lead­ing busi­nesses welcome 42 stu­dents in day-long job-shad­ow­ing ex­er­cise

26 busi­nesses par­tic­i­pate in third edi­tion of Lead­ers for a Day

The Malta Business Weekly - - NEWS -

Ju­nior Achieve­ment Young En­ter­prise, in col­lab­o­ra­tion with the Malta Cham­ber of Com­merce, En­ter­prise and In­dus­try and Core Malta, held the third edi­tion of Lead­ers for A Day, an ini­tia­tive de­signed to ex­pose young peo­ple to first-hand ex­pe­ri­ence of a typ­i­cal day’s work in Malta’s top­most lev­els of the pri­vate sec­tor. A to­tal of 26 com­pa­nies joined the ini­tia­tive cov­er­ing a myr­iad of in­dus­trial and eco­nomic sec­tors.

Ad­dress­ing the par­tic­i­pat­ing stu­dents Malta Cham­ber deputy pres­i­dent David Xuereb said that many suc­cess­ful busi­ness peo­ple today will re­call how their Jaye days were per­haps the cat­a­lyst that ig­nited their in­ter­est in busi­ness.

Xuereb en­cour­aged the par­tic­i­pat­ing stu­dents to strive for ex­cel­lence and al­ways take the eth­i­cal path to­wards their goal. In an age of eco­nomic pros­per­ity, a healthy and sound prac­tice is what re­mains of an en­tre­pre­neur’s en­tire en­deav­ours, Xuereb re­marked.

“We be­lieve this shad­ow­ing ex­pe­ri­ence will leave a last­ing im­pres­sion on our bud­ding en­trepreneurs, who we are ea­ger to welcome to the Cham­ber as mem­bers in the near fu­ture,” Xuereb added.

“L4D has be­come and will re­main an­other sta­ple fea­ture of our cal­en­dar of events for the Com­pany pro­gramme and I would welcome even more busi­ness lead­ers next year to join this ini­tia­tive,” said Julian Az­zopardi, Jaye Malta CEO.

Speak­ing on be­half of the par­tic­i­pat­ing stu­dents, Rachael Bar­tolo from De La Salle Col­lege said: “It was a mo­ti­vat­ing ex­pe­ri­ence that has helped con­vince me to open up my own com­pany once I com­plete my stud­ies, which I will def­i­nitely open it up to stu­dents like my­self today. I thank all the lead­ers who pro­vided us with this unique op­por­tu­nity.”

Michael War­ring­ton, CEO of AX Group, re­sponded pos­i­tively to the call. “This is the first year we par­tic­i­pated in L4D and was im­pressed by the level of en­tre­pre­neur­ial spirit pre­sented by these young 16-yearolds.”

A sen­ti­ment re­it­er­ated by Dan Robin­son, head of RBWM at HSBC Malta while thank­ing all the lead­ers who con­trib­uted to this ini­tia­tive. “We need to sup­port the ac­tive learn­ing process of our youth more to help gen­er­ate a bet­ter and more par­tic­i­pa­tive work­force in Malta.”

For more in­for­ma­tion on Jaye Malta pro­grammes and ini­tia­tives visit www.jayemalta.org

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