North Peace Secondary students finalists at JABC Innovation Jam

first_imgListening to Minister Bernier @Mike_A_Bernier at the Junior Achievement Leadership Breakfast @JA_of_BC #LeadwithJA pic.twitter.com/JI6GuRtNAr— BC Natural Resources Forum (@BCNRF) January 21, 2016Voting for the People’s Choice team is open through the YouTube videos that have been uploaded for the pitches. The votes are counted by the number of likes a video has, not views.The winners of the grand prize will be announced in June 2016.Advertisement VANCOUVER, B.C. — A team of prospective entrepreneurs from North Peace Secondary School are one of three finalists in Junior Achievement British Columbia’s Innovation Jam, which was hosted at the Coast Coal Harbour Hotel in Vancouver, B.C. on Monday, Jan. 18, 2016.Tied with teams from Vernon Secondary School and Kelowna Secondary School, the North Peace team made their pitch for a smartphone app that disables your phone while you are driving — in turn preventing distracted driving.- Advertisement -The Kelowna Secondary school students presented a company that promotes seasonal and local produce, while the Vernon Secondary School students have a company that produces medical bands to speed up diagnosis time.The JABC Innovation Jam is a one-day business challenge where 120 high school students face off with business pitches that are aimed at solving a real-world problem. The function brings students practice in collaboration, communication and presentation skills that are valued in the workplace.Students also receive coaching from entrepreneurs, and then they make the pitch.This morning, the BC Natural Resources Forum in Prince George hosted a Junior Achievement breakfast, with Peace River South MLA Mike Bernier making an address.Advertisementlast_img read more