Creative Innovation 2019 (Ci2019)

Skills you don’t learn in school

Tuesday, 16 October 2012

KUALA LUMPUR: Business acumen and creativity are not skills that can be learnt in the classroom.

More often than not, these skills revolve around logic and common sense.

With this in mind, RHB-The Star Mighty Minds Challenge 2012 has included a segment dubbed “Innovation, Creativity & Business Acumen Challenge” to test participants on these skills.

RHB Banking Group group corporate services director Norazzah Sulaiman said students must be savvy in managing people and finances to make it in the corporate world.

“You need to know what customers want, then you have to think of ways to beat your competitors. These require innovation, creative thinking, business and management capabilities, all of which are skills that cannot be taught in the classroom,” she said.

“Each team will be given some money and they have to shop for the materials needed to build their models within that limited budget.

“It does not matter whether the students are going to be involved in business in the future.

“They can apply what they learn in this competition in their everyday lives, starting with how they manage their finances,” she added.

Star Publications (M) Bhd group business director Calvin Kan said the champions in the upper secondary category would win a trip to the Young Scientist and Technology Exhibition in Ireland, sponsored by Penang Medical College, on top of the cash prize.

All 28 teams from the lower and upper secondary schools will compete in the grand finals at Cititel, Mid Valley, this weekend.

Winners in the top three places will walk away with cash prizes worth RM10,000, RM5,000 and RM4,000, respectively.

There will also be prizes of RM500, RM300 and RM200 cash through RHB Junior Savings Account for the top three models.

Winners in this category will also have their models displayed at the National Innovation Conference and Exhibition organised by the Science, Technology and Innovation Ministry from Nov 5 to 7 in KLCC.

Source: The Star Online

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