Dear Editor: Keen to start your own business? Schools’ entrepreneurship competition begins

EPL Infrafred Sauna

Less than 12% of the over 2,000 students who have taken part in the four completed editions of the National Secondary School Entrepreneurship Competition (NSSEC) did not go on to start his/her own business.

This striking statistic was offered from a tracing study carried out by the organisers of the NSSEC, which, according to them, is the Caribbean’s biggest entrepreneurship competition. The same study suggests that less than two percent of the participants failed to find a positive impact on their business education as a result of their involvement in the competition.

Image: The National Secondary School Entrepreneurship Competition (NSSEC) is into its fifth edition in 2021.

The Competition is open to upper school students with an interest in entrepreneurship and trying to find a suitable career for themselves. It provides participants with ‘practical, hands-on experience’ while helping them to ‘develop their critical thinking skills and understand the importance of team work’ before they venture into the real world of work.

Students can learn more about the 5th edition of the competition and register for it by visiting the National Secondary School Entrepreneurship Competition website or by sending an email to They can also be found on Facebook, Instagram and LinkedIn.

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