Junior Achievement Young Enterprise (JA/YE) Annual Achievers' Showcase 2013
The American Malaysian Chamber of Commerce (AMCHAM) will organize the 2013 JA/YE Annual Achievers' Showcase at the Sheraton Imperial Kuala Lumpur on October 10, 2013.
The Annual Achievers' Showcase is a time for recognition, acknowledgement and presentation of awards to commemorate the year of activities for central region schools in Malaysia. There will be presentations by two JA/YE companies who will report the activities for central region schools this year. Y.B. Tuan Kamalanathan, Deputy Minister, Minister of Education, and Datuk Tim Tariq Garland, Vice President of AMCHAM Malaysia will officiate the event.
This year’s JA/YE Annual Achievers’ Showcase is special as it marks the 25th year of the YE program. Since its inception in 1989, 19,000 students have successfully benefited from the YE program. The JA/YE Annual Achievers’ Showcase will be held as a 4th Global Entrepreneurship Summit (GES 2013) Satellite Event. Jonathan Yabut, winner of The Apprentice Asia 2013, will present a speech titled "From Grit to Great: Lessons from the Apprentice Asia" to further inspire Malaysian youths.
The Kuala Lumpur 4th GES 2013 Summit is a global platform to encourage and facilitate entrepreneurship. It is organized by the Ministry of Finance (MoF) with the partnership of the International Greentech & Eco Products (1GEM). US Secretary of State John Kerry will lead the US delegation to the 4th GES 2013 Summit and is likely to attend on 11 October 2013.
The event will take place as follows:
Date: October 10, 2013 (Thursday)
Venue: Sheraton Imperial Kuala Lumpur
(Nusantara Ballroom, Level 2)
Time: 11:00am - 2:30pm
The program is as listed below:
To get more information or to register for the 4th Global Entrepreneurial Summit, click here.
About AMCHAM (American Malaysian Chamber of Commerce)
AMCHAM is an international, non-profit, private-sector business association comprised of more than 800 members representing over 400 American, Malaysian, and other international companies that have significant investments in Malaysia. AMCHAM is the single largest grouping of foreign investors in Malaysia and counts among its members’ significant trade and technology partners of the country.
As part of AMCHAM’s corporate social responsibility initiatives, the Chamber runs The Junior Achievement Young Enterprise Program (JA/YE), which is a community education program offered to more than 1,000 form four students from 32 schools in the Klang Valley and Penang.
Junior Achievement’s Young Enterprise Program is an innovative, extra-curricular activity for secondary school students who are selected to form a 'mini' company at school. The students, called "Achievers," learn to translate economic theories into real business, and to discover for themselves what enterprise really means. Achievers experience the complete business cycle, from capitalization to voluntary liquidation, gaining an understanding of basic economics and how business works. They are also given the privilege of operating a real corporate bank account through a participating bank.
This program helps to help students develop business acumen, teamwork, and other qualities needed by aspiring future leaders, by pairing student groups with corporate mentors to develop impressive student companies. The program is now in its 25th year. It has benefited more than 19,000 Malaysian students since it was founded in 1989.