Celebrating 30 years of entrepreneurship

Source: Times of Malta

Date: 07/11/2018

Junior Achievement Young Enterprise Malta Foundation (formerly known as Young Enterprise) is celebrating its 30th anniversary with a gala dinner at the InterContinental Malta on December 6 at 7.30pm. All JAYE alumni, mentors, teachers, stakeholders and friends are invited to attend this event, to commemorate the achievements of the past three decades and to kickstart those of the future.

This important milestone will honour the hardworking participants of the past 30 years, who have gone on to become the leaders of some on Malta’s most successful businesses.

The event will also pay tribute to the hundreds of volunteers who have given their time to help young students achieve their career dreams and enjoy innumerable successes. Moreover, this celebration will commend the vision of the founders, staff and board members of JAYE who have contributed to developing the organisation’s unique approach.

As part of the event, JAYE Malta is also launching a People’s Choice Award for each decade via their Facebook page. The public is invited to nominate a JAYE alumni, mentor, adviser, teacher, staff or board member, or another stakeholder who has contributed to JAYE that they feel best represents the spirit of the organisation. The winners will be announced on the night, over a three-course dinner shared with ex-teammates, mentors and collaborators.

“We invite everybody to share their JAYE story with us on December 6 as we celebrate the achievement of JAYE Malta as much as that of the hundreds of JAYE alumni who have benefitted from our non-formal educational experiences provided by our programmes over the past 30 years,” said JAYE Malta CEO Julian Azzopardi.

Since being founded in 1988, JAYE Malta has introduced nine school programmes that have inspired over 7,000 young minds. Two of those programmes – the non-formal post-secondary company programme and the non-formal primary and secondary programme – were recently awarded Level 3 accreditation of the Malta Qualifications Framework.

While not a replacement of the required O-Levels for entry into post-secondary and tertiary institutions, the learning outcomes and educational achievements of the programmes are equivalent to those obtained at O-Level.

“This celebration is an opportunity for JAYE alumni to give something back and for us to thank the many volunteers who have given their time, advice, energy, enthusiasm and support to students over the decades,” Mr Azzopardi added.

The JAYE Malta 30th anniversary celebration will be held at InterContinental Malta on December 6 at 7.30pm. For more information and tickets, visit www.jayemalta.org or follow @JayeMalta on Facebook.

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