JA closes one programme opens doors for next

| 11/09/2010

(CNS): As this year’s Junior Achievement programme draws to a close, eight students went on an all expenses paid trip to the Junior Achievement Canadian International Youth Leadership Conference, Next Generation Leaders. The business conference gives many high-potential young people across the world an opportunity to network and share experiences. As one group ends its time with the JA programme taking valuable experiences away JA organisers are now inviting applications for its next session when awhole new group of students try their hand in the business world.

This years 8 students faced real business challenges and developed strategies in collaboration with their global peers, University faculty and Industry volunteers during the international conference. And the experience will help them with leadership skills that they may well go on to use in the not too distant future.
“It was remarkable to see such a diverse group of young people come together as one,” said Programme Director Tara McField. “The energy the teams displayed was magical and the business challenge presentations were phenomenal. Our kids had an experience of a lifetime.”
With one more programme complete the opportunity for another group of young entrepreneurs opens as Junior Achievement (JA) is now accepting applications for it’s after school interactive Company Programme. Applications may be obtained from your school or by email jacayman@candw.ky. To be eligible to participate in the programme you have to be between the ages of 15-19 and actively in school (Public/Private High Schools and UCCI students qualify). The application deadline is 22 September.
Each year approx 250 students participate in the Company Programme, this year it could be YOU. This year 14 businesses are investing in your future allowing you the opportunity to gain new knowledge and insight into the world of business.
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