SMK Jugra top ‘entrepreneurs’
Published: Fri, 08 Jun 2012
SHAH ALAM: By turning a profit from the sale of fried kerepek over four days, SMK Jugra in Banting beat 34 other schools in the recent Selangor Young Entrepreneur Programme.
The programme, which aims to provide students first-hand experience and exposure in the business world, is organised annually by the Selangor State Development Corporation (PKNS) and Selangor Education Department.
“The school formed a company named Legasi Jugra Sdn Bhd and managed to collect RM5,538.50 just by selling kerepek at PKNS complex Shah Alam,” said a PKNS spokesperson in a statement.
A total of 28 secondary schools and four primary schools were involved in the programme which also aims to show youths how to be successful entrepreneurs in future.
Under the programme, students had to form a company, manage inventory, advertise and market their products and find ways to sell their products more effectively.
“They will also learn how to compete with other businesspeople and find ways to improve their own business,” said the spokesperson.
In addition, all participants also gathered at Dewan Melawati, Hotel De Palma for a show-and-tell session to share what they had learnt from this programme.
PKNS hopes the programme will show students how competitive the business world is and that they have to work hard and be more creative if they want to be successful entrepreneurs.