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St Jago High cops 'Company of the Year' honour

Published:Friday | August 11, 2017 | 12:00 AM

Junior Achievement Jamaica (JAJ) awarded St Jago High School the Company of the Year for the 2017 JA Company of Entrepreneurs Programme (JACE). The innovators were awarded the winning trophy and $500,000 for their company called 'Desin Chic' which produced stands for smartphones.

Meanwhile, Kingston College's company, called Forever Natural, producers of Natural Juices, placed second and Belmont Academy's, Belmont Enterprise, producers of lip balms, placed third.

JACE said the top three schools were selected based on their business plan report and their final business report, which reflected how they operated their companies over the 2016/17 school year.

Schools were also able to gain points through participation in the National Careers Week Regional Forum, where their businesses were pitched to judges, participation in social media and marketing competitions and their activities around corporate social responsibility during the year.

JAJ also showcased the work of student companies and products created in the 2016/17 school year as part of the JACE programme.