100 High School Students Participate in Thailand’s
‘FedEx/Junior Achievement Thailand International Trade Challenge’
Innovative program is an important driver in educating Thai youth about entrepreneurship, international trade and teamwork
BANGKOK: June 29, 2010 – FedEx Express, a subsidiary of FedEx Corp. (NYSE: FDX) and the world’s largest express transportation company and Junior Achievement Thailand recently held an full day orientation session for 100 Thai secondary school students participating in the 2010 “FedEx/Junior Achievement Thailand International Trade Challenge.”
The competition, now in its second year in Thailand, serves as a platform to engage and encourage secondary school students, between the ages of 15 and 18, through their creation of an international ‘market-entry strategy’ for products or services of their choosing and through competitions with their peers who are then evaluated on their proposals by a panel of esteemed judges.
The students will be actively mentored during the strategy plan preparation phase of the program which will enable the students to receive insightful and practical guidance on global trade concepts and practices and assist them in the development of their plans.
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About FedEx Corporation
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About Junior Achievement
Junior Achievement Thailand is a non-profit corporation dedicated to inspiring and preparing young people to succeed in a global economy. Through a dedicated volunteer network, Junior Achievement Thailand provides in-school and after-school programs for students which focus on three key content areas: work readiness, entrepreneurship, and financial literacy. Junior Achievement Thailand is part of the worldwide Junior Achievement organization, which serves millions of students in 123 countries each year. For more information, visit www.ja.org.
For further information, please contact:
Stacey Han, Senior Corporate Communications Specialist, FedEx Korea, Thailand and Indochina
Tel: + 82 2 738 4939; Email: firstname.lastname@example.org
or Aziam Burson-Marsteller: James Best or Supawadee Srirojpinyo
Tel: 02 252 9871 Email: email@example.com or firstname.lastname@example.org
or Junior Achievement Thailand: Leila Pittaway
Tel: 084-551-7440 Email: email@example.com or firstname.lastname@example.org
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