The Skills@Work Challenge is a project aiming to encourage young people to use their skills in enterprising and innovative ways, ultimately enhancing their employability and entrepreneurial flair.
Within the scope of the project a competition was held to support young people from vocational schools to feel an interest on economy and business life, to improve different kinds of perception and develop their competing abilities at high school age.
British Council, Ministry of National Education General Directorate of Girls’ Technical Education are pleased to announce the launch of the Skills for Employability Challenge ııı/ 2010 – 2011, an enterprise competition for young people from vocational schools aged 14-18
This year, the competition was announced to 701 vocational high schools under the General Directorate of Girls’ Technical Education all over Turkey. The "final" of the Competition took place in Istanbul. finalists presented their projects. Jury made delicate assessments of the presentations of the finalists to be able to identify the winner. Meleklerin Melekleri team from Düzce Kız Tekinik Meslek Lisesi won the contest with their colourful presentation.
The first prize was an all-expenses- paid week in the UK hosted by Kingston University where students worked on entrepreneurship projects with the UK industry and a range of business & academic experts.
You may view the details of the competition from the competition website www.istebizdevariz.com
The national final was two-day ‘challenge’ in Istanbul. 20 finalist teams from the vocational schools from all over Turkey received trainings from Endeavor on entrepreneurship, creativity, team building, and marketing related issues and presented their projects in front of the national jury who were the representatives of business life in Turkey.
In Istanbul, the British Council, Ministry of National Education General Directorate of Girls’ Technical Education delivered and presented Turkey’s National Final of the Schools Entrepreneurship Competition to an overwhelmingly enthusiastic audience of students, families and very senior VIP’s, including the ‘first lady’ Prime Minister’s wife, Emine Erdogan, the Minister of Education Nimet Cubukcu, the Governor of Istanbul, the Director of Education for Turkey, etc. etc. with the British Embassy and Consulate proudly represented by the Consul General
All the teams demonstrated their skills and knowledge of innovative business practices, but one team “Egenin İncisi” from Salihli Girls Technical Vocational School grabbed the prize of the jury, with the topic "Jeotermal Enerji ile Üzüm Kurutma Sistemi"
Second prize went to Kayseri Girls Technical Vocational School with the team “Engel Tanımaz”
3rd prize was awarded to Ümraniye Girls Technical Vocational School with the team “Metalci”
Among the prizes awarded to the top three teams were cameras and laptops. The first prize was an all-expenses- paid week in the UK hosted by Kingston University where students worked on entrepreneurship projects with the UK industry and a range of business & academic experts.