On the heels of achieving a 100 per cent pass rate in the most recent Principles of Business CSEC examinations, students of Corpus Christi College of Occupational Education and Training made history on November 9, by becoming the first school ever to take the top two spots in the National Secondary School Entrepreneurship Competition (NSSEC) since its inception.
The College also became the first school to win the competition twice, having won it previously in 2020.
The NSSEC is a six-week competition that hosts 128 teams from schools across Trinidad and Tobago. Students are placed into groups of eight where they compete against each other in a detailed online business simulation. The competition is open to students of Forms Four to Six.
The Corpus Christi College ‘Computer Palace Team’ took the top spot. This team consisted of Form Four students: Kadjisha St Hilaire, Faith Mendez, Amy-Leigh Laurence, Chelsea Amarsingh and Rihanna Brewster, who each won a MacBook Air laptop.
The second-placed team, ‘Electronic Minds’, comprised Form Four students: Jadisa Sargeant, Amy Lewis, Tyra Alexander, Johannah Simon, and Elizabeth Mc Donald, who each won an Apple iPad.
Both teams were coached by David-Lee Skinner-Ballantyne, one of the Business teachers at Corpus Christi College who continues to guide and motivate the students to achieve excellence.
After attending the NSSEC Award Ceremony with their teacher, the winning teams returned to the school proudly with their prizes together with several impressive trophies. The entire school body exploded in congratulatory applause, all in appreciation of the outstanding achievement of the students.
The NSSEC is endorsed by the Ministry of Education and is offered, completely free, to participants, via sponsorship from Shell T&T, The Massy Foundation, Guardian Group, First Citizens, Digicel and PwC T&T.
Corpus Christi College remains the only school to place in the top five in the competition every year since it began in 2017.
2017 – 2nd place
2018 – 2nd place
2019 – 4th place
2020 – 1st place
2021 – 5th place
2022 – 1st and 2nd places.