Central Tech students demonstrate business skills during ACES Business Week
Posted by Communications/Media Relations at 1/30/2015 2:10:00 PM
ERIE, Pa. (Jan. 30, 2015) — More than 240 Central Tech juniors are participating in ACES/Pennsylvania Business Week this week. As a culminating activity, students today showcased their new companies and products during a trade show at the school.
Sponsored by Americans for the Competitive Enterprise System (ACES), Pennsylvania Business Week is a one-of-a-kind, one-week, in-school program for high school students with a challenging hands-on curriculum that teaches students about the American economic system.
Students were divided into management teams that run their own company through the equivalent of 12 business quarters. According to organizers, key to the success of the program is the opportunity for business people to participate as business advisors, expert speakers, and competition judges or through prize donations and financial support of the program.
Participating students exhibited their companies Friday afternoon during a trade show attended by fellow students, teachers, parents, business leaders and community members in the school’s gymnasium.
This exciting entrepreneurial program is administered by the Americans for the Competitive Education System (ACES), sponsored by GO College-Erie and supported by several local companies including: Marsha Marsh Real Estate, SCORE, Kingsview Enterprises, Northwest Savings Bank, Fortis Institute, Thomas Lee Printing & Mailing, Erie Regional Chamber & Growth Partnership and more.
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