More than 15 Ottawa County area high school students learned about the latest business technologies during the SAP® Young Thinkers Program hosted by the Seidman College of Business. The event was held March 4 at the GVSU Meijer Holland Campus.

Students from Ottawa Area Intermediate School District, Careerline Tech Center spent the day participating in hands-on exercises that tested their analytical and creative thinking skills, while learning about careers in business and technology. The program aims to help youths understand Enterprise Resource Planning (ERP) systems and its impact on businesses and everyday life. ERP refers to automation and integration of a company’s core business to help focus on effectiveness and simplified success.

The program is sponsored by Johnson Controls, SAP University Alliances and the Enterprise Systems Student Union (ESSU), faculty from GVSU included: Dr. Simha Magal, Dr. Thomas McGinnis, Chris Gillespie, Meagan Knoll and student mentors: Eric Kornaga, Aaron Evans, Lauren Centers, Audrey Koons, and Tim Leavell. 

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