The trinidad Guardian / The National Secondary School Entrepreneurship Competition (NSSEC) is a collaborative effort proudly sponsored by Shell Trinidad, First Citizens and the Massy Foundation. The official education partner for NSSEC is the UWI-Lok Jack GSB, with official advisor PwC. Stone Brothers Limited is the partnering company for the creation and execution of the first simulation based entrepreneurial competition in Trinidad and Tobago.

Thus far, the students have completed 4 of the 6 decision-making periods. Student engagement has been fantastic along with very encouraging feedback from both the participating students and teachers.

Comprising of 8 different groups with 8 teams (5 students each), students have been operating their own business through the use of a business simulation software.

In the Shell Dolphin Group, Blue Marlin Technology (Scarborough Sec) is the current leader while BlueSquared tech (Arima North) tops the Shell Hibiscus Group. Just one point separates the top 2 of the Shell Poinsettia Group with Surge Tech (Arima Central) fending off Mercury Computers Ltd (QRC).

Future Technologies (Corpus Christi College) and St Stephens (WYN Technologies) currently top the First Citizens and Massy Foundation Groups respectively.

TechSavvy Incorporated (Waterloo), Tritech Inc (Trimont college) and PC Tech (Presentation College Chaguanas) currently hold the lead of the final three groups comprising of UWIALJ, Stone Brothers and PwC.

Prizes will be awarded to all group winners. The overall winner (5 students) will receive full scholarships to the Arthur Lok Jack School of Business who will be launching an undergraduate programme in 2018, along with partial scholarships to second and third place teams.

The last 2 quarters can bring many shifts in the leaderboard. The closing ceremony will be hosted at the Central bank Auditorium on November 7th at 9.30 am.

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