BANGOR – An online business simulation challenge for high school students was held at 7 locations statewide Wednesday.
Junior Achievement of Maine held its 14th Annual Titan Challenge, with more than 400 students teaming up with mentors from area businesses to compete for scholarship money.
The competition pits high school teams against one another as they attempt to manage a virtual company in a competitive market place.
Organizers say some students competing at the Bangor location use this event as a spring board to their future, and they say they are surprised by what they’ve learned.
“I’ve learned that everything is interconnected, everything is flowing together” says Michael Brickle of Hampden Academy “and I’ve learned how important marketing is.”
One of the two teams from the Caribou Technology Center, C-Tech II, was this year’s statewide winner.
Each team member receives a 500 dollar scholarship, which is provided by the MES Foundation.