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Lakeland business team brings home silver

Lakeland College’s business team has earned 2nd place at the 2016 Alberta Deans of Business Case Competition.

The competition took place March 17th through 19th at SAIT in Calgary. Competitors are tasked with evaluating a case given to their team and working out the solution in only 10 hours.

The event kicks off with a banquet for attending schools for students to practice their networking skills, as are necessary skills in the world of business. And on the final day of the competition, teams will present their recommendations based on the given case.

The team consisted for 2 returning members, Erin O’Neill and Don Shaw; Tony Gray, a marketing major in the business diploma program; Tessa Lay, working towards her bachelor or management degree; and Michael Wirachowsky, an accounting major, now working on a business degree.

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An instructor at the school is also involved with the team as the facilitator. Brad Onofrychuk took on that role this year.

“There is actually a monitor that makes sure there is no sharing of information during bathroom breaks,” says Onofrychuk, amused, about how the team aren’t allowed to interact during competition.

First place wins $4,000; second place takes home $2,500; and third place earns $1,500.

This year’s competition was the 11th one and the Lakeland team has competed in every year the tournament has been run.

Lakeland won in 2014, placed third in 2012 and finished second in 2008.


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