The Multiple Intelligence International School delegation to Junior Achievement’s annual search for the Company of the Year bagged the two top prizes and other awards last February 7, 2019, in a ceremony held at the Asian Institute of Management, Makati City.
Woodworks, a company that was launched by Grade 12 MIIS students, won Company of the Year, while its CEO, Leon Camacho, won CEO of the Year. Woodworks upcycles reclaimed wood to create useful and productive accessories for smartphones. Rouche Apparel also participated in the competition.
As part of the MIIS curriculum, students are given the opportunity to learn more about business and entrepreneurship and go beyond learning theories and concepts as they are empowered to build their businesses as students. Through rigorous mentorship, students conceptualize and create business plans, apply theories in different areas such as finance and marketing, and bring to life products aimed at solving real-world problems.
Through the JA COY, students participate in a nationwide business competition that challenges them to think out of the box and come up with viable and sustainable businesses geared towards making a difference in their chosen sectors.
Complete List of Awards
- Justina Estuar – HR Vice President of the Year
- Maegan Velasquez – 2nd Runner-up for Operations Vice President of the Year
- Jack del Moral – 1st Runner-up for Public Relations Vice President of the Year
- Ryan Opinion – Public Relations Vice President of the Year
- Charlene Sy – Finance Vice President of the Year
- Woodworks – 2nd Runner-up for Corporate Social Responsiblity
- Sabine Arcenas – 1st Runner-up for CEO of the Year
- Leon Camacho – CEO of the Year
- Woodworks – Company of the Year