A big congratulations to all of the students who participated in last week’s Year 11 VCAL nextGen challenge. Some fantastic business ideas were proposed.

The week long program is designed to help our VCAL students to grow the employability and inter-personal skills (essential for their future). On the final day where they bring it all together with their presentations to show the issues that matter to them and how they’re going to solve them!

Below are the award winners in each of the categories.

Best Solution (overall winner):
Lifestyle and the Future (Team 22)
Sage, Tyrone, Kialea & Cassidy

Runner Up Best Solution:
Voice for a Change (Team 14)
Tahera, Pesamino, Arif, Tejus, Michael & Natalie Axarlis

Best Business Case:
Voice for a Change (Team 14)

Best Pitch Deck Presentation: (presenting to judges)
RINAIS (Team 7)
Miles, Taylar, Dylan, Michael & Tyson

Best Pressure Cooker Submission
EFV (Team 15)
James, Ethan, Andy & Jarrod

Best Short Challenges
BioShock (Team 1)
Max, Claudia & Locklen

Best Marketing Strategy
Lifestyle and the Future (Team 22)

Best Demonstration Hall
Lifestyle and the Future (Team 22)

Student Choice: Best Idea
Cease Pollution (Team 4) and Chill-dren (Team 5)
Jayden, Jeremiah, AJ, Tom, Caleb & Supi  (Team 4)
Chloe, Grant, Thomas, Tom& Dylan (Team 5)

 Student Choice: Best Team:
Cultural Connection (Team 20)
Bailey, Ta-J, Nivea, Terri, Keira, Elizabeth & Rawiri Cook