Recently, the Wideman Education Foundation and Simon Fraser University Surrey hosted a project management competition asking students the question “Why should high school students attend post-secondary education”?
The team that made the most compelling media vehicle was awarded $300 for each team member, as well as a project management book, and a networking dinner with the Project Management Institute in Vancouver.
10 teams from Surrey high schools took part in the competition which was organized by the WEF, SFU’s Faculty of Business Administration, and School of Interactive Arts and Technology.
The winning team featured students from Surrey Connect High School: Jane Wong, Sammy Tsai, Jansen Moon, Lillian Liu, and Stephen Chung. This event was developed to raise awareness of project management skills for high school students. Sammy Tsai, one of the winners, noted “it was a pleasure to participate in this competition; I learned more about project management and had a lot of fun completing the project with my teammates!”.
The event was judged by a panel of project managers from various industries and companies. Joan Vincent, the lead judge, said “we were delighted by the enthusiasm and level of professionalism demonstrated by students”.
Congratulations to all participants for creating such outstanding work!