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Our unique programs allow students to experience and understand business, preparing them for leadership. They enable young people to gain financial responsibility, make confident decisions and become innovators.

Company Program

The corner stone of Junior Achievement, the JA Company Program is an after-school program that has groups of students working together to operate their own business venture.

Divided into three segments: Start-up, Operations, and Liquidation, the program allows students to take ownership of their success by giving them the resources necessary to run their business. Companies identify and create a product-based businesses using market research, develop and submit a business plan containing proposed financial statements and marketing strategies; fabricate and sell their product; and close their business over the span of 4 months.

What to Expect

During Start-Up:

  • Creation of the company, including electing key positions of President, Vice Presidents of Finance, Marketing, Production, Human Resources and Information Technology
  • Development of a business plan which contains company values, beliefs, mission statement, and social responsibility to the community

Operations

  • Manufacturing of products, and betterment through research and development
  • Acting upon social responsibility goals
  • Auditing of company

Liquidation

  • Closing of all accounts and selling all product material
  • Reporting to shareholders results of operations

Program sponsored by

The Allard Foundation
Larry and Janet Anderson Philanthropies
The Bill Comrie Family
Doug and Carol Golosky
Don Oborowsky
Dennis O’Rourke
PCL Constructors Inc.
JR Shaw
Westcorp Inc.

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Program Details

Level: Grade 10
Commitment: 18 weeks

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