PHILIPSBURG:— Administration and commerce is a subject that requires many practical aspects. As such it is the undertaking of the business department to get students fully involved in exploring their creativity through invention. The department has organized a “P.S.V.E Business Day” tomorrow, Friday March 4th 2016. The day will be broken down into three segments. An Administration and Commerce & Economics Competition amongst classes; one student per class will represent their group in this educational competition. They will be required to answer a variety of questions. The person with the most answer wins.
Following the competition is the “PIF” Pitch it forward. The purpose of “PIF” is to turn student’s invention ideas into a final product and to challenge them to use their natural, God given talent as a means of gaining a competitive edge in society. This project will encourage students to think outside the box and give them that drive to own and operate their own business. It also leads to greater understanding of many aspects of the topic and will cause output per person to increase. Students will pitch their ideas forward to a group of investors and will be judged based on their creativity, ability to market and cause persons to invest, the product itself amongst others.
Product categories can range from:
• Bath items
• Toys and games
• House wares
• Amongst others
Finally we will culminate the day with a buying and selling competition between classes. Students will organize their booths outside and will be allowed to sell food items. This incorporates our topic on Buying and Selling, Marketing and Accounting. At the end of this activity, students will organize their income statement to determine whether a profit or loss was made. The class that is most profitable wins.
It is with this in mind that we are kindly asking for you to be present at 8am for the opening ceremony and with the Business day commencing directly afterwards until 1pm.
Source: St. Martin News Network St. Maarten Academy P.S.V.E Business Day.