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Junior Achievement to host business challenge



Published: Mon, March 3, 2014 @ 12:00 a.m.

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Junior Achievement of Mahoning Valley and Youngstown State University’s Williamson College of Business Administration will host the fifth annual JA Titan Business Challenge Competition for local high-school students March 13.

The JA Titan Business Challenge is a high-school competition that uses Junior Achievement’s high school JA Titan Program.

The program increases student understanding of the real world of business. During the competition, students experience how success or failure of a business depends on how well they manage key decisions such as pricing, marketing strategies and R&D investments. You can check out the game at http://titan.ja.org.

This opportunity is available to any high-school junior or senior in Mahoning, Trumbull, Columbiana and Ashtabula counties at no cost, thanks to the support of local businesses.

Teams who sign up must have a team of three students and must provide their own transportation to and from the competition and be accompanied by a chaperone who does not need to be a teacher. Breakfast and lunch will be provided. Each school can bring up to three teams, as space allows (competition allows for a maximum of 24 teams). Each team of students will be assigned a local business professional to mentor them as well.

Teams will be competing for scholarships and prizes as they increase their understanding of running a business in a competitive, high-tech marketplace.

The top-three teams will each receive scholarships (first place is $500 per student; second is $200 per student; and third is $100 per student). There will also be other prizes and giveaways throughout the day as well.

After registering, the team representative will receive a confirmation letter with practice information. The earlier teams register, the more time they will have to practice.

For information on the JA Titan Business Challenge, including volunteering or sponsoring a school, contact Melissa D’Apolito at 330-539-5268 email jamvmelissa@onecom.com.

Junior Achievement of Mahoning Valley Inc. is an organization dedicated to inspiring and preparing young people to succeed in a global economy. Through a dedicated volunteer network, Junior Achievement provides in-school and after-school programs for students which focus on three key content areas: work readiness, entrepreneurship and financial literacy.

Locally, JA provides programs for more than 11,000 K-12 grade students annually within Ashtabula, Columbiana, Mahoning and Trumbull counties. Visit http://warren-youngstown.ja.org for information. Connect with the group on Facebook at www.facebook.com/jamahoningvalley and follow us on twitter @JAMV.


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