Junior Achievement is a great organization that teaches high school aged students about running a business. The programs teach valuable life skills, and although not every participant goes on to run their own business, a large percentage do. It’s a wonder that schools don’t make business classes part of the regular curriculum.
Two recent Junior Achievement events were the Executive Training day, and the Pitch It Regionals events.
There was some really valuable information presented at the Executive Training day, including advice on what roles executives play in companies, marketing, and production management. It was really neat to listen to the presenters and I captured the atmosphere in the rooms. The students were really interested and engaged and asked lots of questions.
The Pitch It events happened all around the province, and the following images are from the Halifax Pitch It which took place at the Waegwoltic Club. You could practically slice the excitement and nerves in the room as the kids prepared to present their pitches for their 2015 JA companies to a panel of coaches. There were some really neat companies, that were as wide and varied as the students were themselves.