NT Education Minister Eva Lawler has congratulated the winners of 2016’s NT Youth Business Awards.
Ms Lawler said the awards are a joint initiative of the Department of Education and the Department of Trade, Business and Innovation, and recognise senior secondary students across the Territory for outstanding achievements in business and enterprise studies.
Both government and non-government students studying business education in Years 11 and 12, as part of their Northern Territory Certificate of Education and Training (NTCET), are eligible for the awards.
2016 year marks the 28th annual Youth Business Awards.
Award recipients were:
- Category 1 – Operating a business
Winner – Cindy Um, ‘Kung Food’ – Darwin High School
Runner up – Jacob Moore, ‘Grease Monkey’s Car Washes’ – St Philip’s College
Encouragement award – Delphi San Roque, ‘Cupcakes for Conservation’ – St Philip’s College
- Category 2 – Developing an operational plan for a business
Winner – Jessica Malady, ‘Youth Shooters’ – Darwin High School
Runner up – Tamika McPhee, ‘Top End Fitness’ – Darwin High School
Encouragement award – Alan Shyju, ‘Alan’s A+ Autocare’ – Darwin High School
- Overall school winner – St Philip’s College
“The great thing about the awards is they recognise students who have demonstrated skills in the business and enterprise sector in a realistic setting, bringing together industry and education,” Ms Lawler said.
“I congratulate the award finalists who have shown enthusiasm and creativity in planning and developing concepts for a small business in the Territory market.
“I would also like to congratulate our teachers who have delivered quality programs to the young people who will become the business people of the Northern Territory.”