Surrey Business News
Surrey Board of Trade Sponsors 4th Annual North Surrey Secondary School Invitational Business Case Competition
The Surrey Board of Trade’s Youth Entrepreneurship Program continued their support of the North Surrey Secondary School Invitation Business Case Competition. Melissa Peel, the Surrey Board of Trade’s Business & International Centre Manager represented Surrey’s business organization.
Tamanawis Secondary School won their tier moving them onto the finals in their first case competition ever!
1st place went to Team 10 - Windermere Secondary School – overall: Lynn Nguyen, Kelly Chong, Kelly Chong, Alice Zhang Congratulations!
Participants were asked if they excelled in business and problem solving and wanted an opportunity to enrich their business experience.
Case competitions are typically done at the university level, but we are starting a movement in BC to bring a similar experience to high school students. Students are given a real-life business situation (a case) that has been experienced by an organization. Students work in teams of 4 to understand, analyze and solve a case before they present their recommendations to a panel of judges.
School teams are isolated in their own classroom for 3 hours to analyze and solve a case, plus prepare a presentation for a panel of judges. All teams used the same case and the judges were SFU Beedie Alumni.
This is practical, meaningful and real-life business skills and experiences to our high school students.
Thank you to the leadership of a North
Surrey Secondary School Teacher, Ms. Jennifer Schutz.