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Week 17 – May 28, 2018

Awards:

Futures Inspired
June 14th at Lillian Osborne High School.  Arrival time 5:30pm.  If you are attending you are welcome to bring a guest but you MUST RSVP via email to mzinck@janorthalberta.org  Advisors are welcome to attend, please RSVP via email as well.

Company Program Survy:

Please complete the survey in the following week about your experience within Company Program 2018.

https://www.surveymonkey.com/r/B3GFFTC

 

Fixed Cost and Taxes:

Due this week: Taxes and 70% Fixed costs. If your company didn’t achieve $200 in profit, please get in contact with JA to evaluate payment options.

 

Interviews:

June 5th at St. Rose Junior High School. Interview times will be email to you on/or before June 4th.

 

The ManCap Foundation 2018 Education Grant

The ManCap Foundation offers grants in the names of Alberta entrepreneurs to Alberta high school graduates entering the first year of studies at an accredited Alberta post-secondary institution, in preparation for starting a business. The grants, valued at $3,000 each, are awarded to selected students on the basis of acceptance to one of those institutions, two letters of recommendation and answers to the questions in our application.

Academic excellence is NOT a prerequisite. Financial need IS a criteria.

For more information, please follow this link:

https://www.mancapfoundation.com/login


 

Week 16 – May 21, 2018

 

Shareholders Report:

Work should begin on your Shareholder’s Report. Find directions here: (http://www.janorthalberta.org//app/uploads/2014/01/Shareholder%E2%80%99s_Report_Revised2017.pdf)

*Please ignore the 2017 marks. A hard copy of the Shareholders Report can be passed in at interviews on June 5th or you must make arrangements to provide a hard copy to JA.

 

Taxes:

Taxes are to be calculated and are due next week based on the scale. The taxes are calculated only on profits (after all payables, wages, salaries, JA Fixed costs). Please refer to your Income Statement tab on the Record Keeping Excel spreadsheet.   

 

Fixed Cost:

The remaining 70% of fixed costs are due next week. You must make arrangements to deliver it to JA.

 

Awards Interviews:

If you are selected to the interviews, you will receive an email confirmation by Wednesday May 30th. Be sure to check your junk email. Only the selected students will receive an email.

 


 

Week 15 – May 14, 2018

This is the last week of sales – no exceptions! ALL money must be in an accounted for, any leftover materials or products must be liquidated.

Production should now be complete, and companies should not be producing new units unless they are to meet orders.  This is a rule JA puts in place to ensure that companies are not left with tons of products to sell as the program is wrapping up.  If you still have orders to fill, you may continue to produce what you need to meet those orders.


 

Week 14 – May 7, 2018

This is the last week of production – no exceptions! Make sure to not produce too many extra productions that you cannot sell by the end of next week – this is to ensure you are not stuck with many leftover, unsold products at liquidation.

AWARDS:

Award applications are live today.  Here’s what you need to know:

  1. In order to be eligible for individual or company awards, your company must have submitted all required items (for example the lean business plan) on time.
  2. You MUST be able to attend interviews on Tuesday, June 5th at St. Rose Junior High School if you are selected as a finalist.  No exceptions, and interviews will not be held any other way other than in person at the location.
  3. You may apply for multiple awards if you are eligible for more than one.  The VP awards are only available to the student that held that position within their company
  4. You will be notified via email if you are selected as a finalist for any awards.  Ensure that your email is spelled properly on the form, and check your junk folder
  5. Award applications are due Friday, May 18th by 11:59 pm – no exceptions.  If your application is not in on time, you will not be considered for any awards
  6. The application can be found on the website www.jacompanyprogram.com

 

Awards are as follows:

Company Awards (interview to be conducted with 3 company members – up to the company to decide who is present **note that we are not able to guarantee a company interview will not conflict with an individual interview)

-Social Entrepreneurship

-Teamwork

-Company of the Year

 

Individual Awards
REQUIREMENTS: 80% attendance

-President of the Year
-VP Finance of the Year
-VP Technology of the Year
-VP Production of the Year
-VP Marketing of the Year
-VP HR of the Year
-VP Sales of the Year
-Manager of Health & Safety of the Year
-Most Valuable Achiever in a Non-Executive Position
-Top Sales Person (must state your sales on award application)
-Rookie of the Year (first year Achievers only)
-Northern Community Achiever Award (open to participants outside of Edmonton area)
-Reagan Williams Achiever of the Year
-Gary Silsbe Leadership Award
-Next Generation Leaders Forum (MUST BE ABLE TO ATTEND CONFERENCE IN ONTARIO IN AUGUST) *note this is not a scholarship, but a trip with conference fees and flight costs covered
-Allan D. Hardy Memorial Scholarships (Applicants MUST be pursuing business at MacEwan University – NO INTERVIEW REQUIRED)

 

Applications links:

1-Company Awards

https://goo.gl/forms/Ogfkvyzxa2sciiQF2

2-Individual Awards

https://goo.gl/forms/l0cLSQhtHuKfo96g2

 


 

Week 13 – April 30, 2018

ABHOF IS ON MAY 2ND.  HAVE LOTS OF PRODUCTS READY TO GO THIS WEEK! SEE DETAILS ABOVE ON DRESS CODE ETC. 

Important: Start reviewing your Liquidating and Concluding Guidelines found in the Resource Portal.

1 – President’s Luncheon: every company is required to have a representative attend the President’s Luncheon.  If the President cannot attend, they may send a VP in their place.  The President’s Luncheon begins at 11:30am sharp in the Riverview Room at the Shaw Conference Centre.  Dress is business formal.  No jeans, no hoodies, no sneakers etc.  If you are unsure about the dress code, please ask your advisors/teachers or Morgan or Fernando what is or isn’t appropriate

2 – ABHOF: Your table must be up and running by 4:45pm sharp.  No exceptions.  You should plan to arrive at the Shaw Conference Centre no later than 3:30pm.  You will sell before the program begins, then head to a designated area for pizza.  During the first break in the program, you are welcome to sell again OR pack up and leave for the evening.  If you have not finished packing up in the designated break time, you may not continue during the program due to noise issues.  If you decide to sell during the first break (which is encouraged) you are committing to stay for the entire length of the evening (end time approximately 9pm).
IMPORTANT: student volunteers are needed to pick up pledge cards during the program, and stay and help collect pledges after the program (you will be needed until approximately 9:30pm).  This is very important and is a huge help to JA.  If you are attending ABHOF and are able to help with this task, please let Morgan know by emailing mzinck@janorthalberta.org
If not enough students volunteer we will choose people the day of to help.
Dress code for ABHOF if business formal.  If you do not meet the dress code, you will be asked to leave – no exceptions.  Remember this is a prestigious event 😉


 

Week 12 – April 23, 2018 

 

Hope sales are going well! Remember to stock up on products for ABHOF!

 

ABHOF and President’s Luncheon Information

 

ABHOF is on Wednesday, May 2nd – below is very important information for that day

1- President’s Luncheon: every company is required to have a representative attend the President’s Luncheon.  If the President cannot attend, they may send a VP in their place.  The President’s Luncheon begins at 11:30am sharp in the Riverview Room at the Shaw Conference Centre.  Dress is business formal.  No jeans, no hoodies, no sneakers etc.  If you are unsure about the dress code, please ask your advisors/teachers or Morgan or Fernando what is or isn’t appropriate

2- ABHOF: Your table must be up and running by 4:45pm sharp.  No exceptions.  You should plan to arrive at the Shaw Conference Centre no later than 3:30pm.  You will sell before the program begins, then head to a designated area for pizza.  During the first break in the program, you are welcome to sell again OR pack up and leave for the evening.  If you have not finished packing up in the designated break time, you may not continue during the program due to noise issues.  If you decide to sell during the first break (which is encouraged) you are committing to stay for the entire length of the evening (end time approximately 9pm).
IMPORTANT: student volunteers are needed to pick up pledge cards during the program, and stay and help collect pledges after the program (you will be needed until approximately 9:30pm).  This is very important and is a huge help to JA.  If you are attending ABHOF and are able to help with this task, please let Morgan know by emailing mzinck@janorthalberta.org
If not enough students volunteer we will choose people the day of to help.
Dress code for ABHOF if business formal.  If you do not meet the dress code, you will be asked to leave – no exceptions.  Remember this is a prestigious event 😉

3- If you require an excuse letter for your school for any time missed due to attending the President’s Luncheon/ABHOF please email mzinck@janorthalberta.org with your full name and you will receive an excuse letter via email

 


 

Week 11 – April 16, 2018

FIXED COSTS ($200) 30% is due this week

30% of your fixed costs are due. You must make arrangements to get these to JA – fixed costs will not be picked up. Fixed costs can be paid by cheque or cash.  If you’re unsure of the best way to pay, email Morgan or Fernando.

Remember, in the real world, businesses have bills – fixed costs are intended to represent these bills.  When you are late paying a bill in the real world, interest accrues, or late payment fees apply!  It’s important to make your arrangements this week 🙂

 Also, please submit on Google classroom an Excel spreadsheet picture of either (FIN4 – Weekly Banking Record) or (FIN6 – Income Statement) tabs.

ABHOF

The Alberta Business Hall of Fame (ABHOF) is one of JA’s most prestigious events! It recognizes prominent individuals from the business world and also gives students like you an opportunity to meet those people!

What: The Alberta Business Hall of Fame
When: Wednesday May 2, 2018
Time: 3:30PM – 9:30PM
Where: Shaw Conference Centre

Students must have the names and dietary restrictions of the 4 students attending ABHOF to Morgan by Friday, April 20th

Presidents must also RSVP for the President’s Luncheon that day (exact details TBA but it will start around noon and is at the Shaw Conference Centre).  If the President cannot attend, they may send a VP in their place – each company is required to have a representative at the luncheon!

 

ABHOF Dress Code

The dress code for the Alberta Business Hall of Fame is Business Formal. That means no jeans, yoga pants, t-shirts, sneakers, sandals, flip-flops or hats! If you’re unsure if what you want to wear is business formal, ask your advisor.

Menswear

  • Suit (Blazer, Dress Shirt & Pants, Vest is optional)
  • Tie
  • Belt
  • Dress Shoes

Note: Dress shirts are to be tucked in! Pants are to be pulled up! We should not be able to see your undergarments. No exceptions!

Womenswear

  • Suit (Blazer, Blouse/Dress Shirt, Dress Pants/Skirt)
  • Dress
  • Heels/Flats (no straw wedges)

 

*Note: Skirts / Dresses should be longer than the end of your fingers when your arms are hanging limp by your sides. They should not show an excessive amount of skin and your necklines must be at an acceptable level. There should be no visible straps and no backless dresses. Summer dresses are not considered business attire!

If you have any questions or concerns about the dress code or need some fashion advice, please do not hesitate to ask your advisors for help!

You will not be allowed to participate in the event if you do not dress properly (even if you are at the venue). Remember, you could be meeting future employers! Make a good impression!


 

Week 10 – April 9, 2018

Congratulations to our Big Pitch finalists and winners:

 

4th & 5th place: iLumenation and Dipped

3rd place: Just in Case

2nd place: Bee Green

1st place: ProSeed

 

Morgan would like to thank all the companies who participated in the WEM Tradeshow this weekend.  You all represented your companies extremely well, and it was an exciting and fun day.  Morgan collected one product from each company and will be providing feedback via email over the coming days.

 

ABHOF STUDENT TICKETS

Each company will be permitted to send FOUR students to ABHOF.  Things will work a bit differently this year – due to budget constraints we are unable to provide the plated dinner to students.  Instead, we will be providing pizza.  Details like arrival time etc will be communicated to your advisors closer to the day of, but you should expect to attend between the hours of 3pm-9pm.

 

Presidents are also expected to attend the President’s Luncheon happening at noon that day.

 

You must send the full names and any dietary restrictions of the four students attending from your company (include your company name in the email) to Morgan by Friday, April 20th.  Failure to do so may result in loss of eligibility to attend.

 


 

Week 9 – April 2, 2018

WILDCARD Spot!!

Sometimes we find  ourselves in situations where we’re less prepared than we’d like to be.  This doesn’t mean, however, that we can’t make the pitch of a lifetime.  We are opening up a 5th WILDCARD position to eligible companies (those who submitted commercials) who were not selected by our judges earlier this week.  Presidents of these companies have been contacted; if your company is interested in having an opportunity, find Keith first thing on Saturday morning to let him know.  One name will be drawn at random AS SOON AS the trade show begins, so as to allow that company enough time to organize themselves.

Questions?  Contact Keith (kpudwill@janorthalberta.org) today.

BIG PITCH – IMPORTANT!

As you know, product commercials with the most Facebook likes were going to have the opportunity to compete in The Big Pitch at this weekend’s West Edmonton Mall CP tradeshow.

 

Brought to our attention by an outside source, we have discovered that some companies were securing likes for their commercials in ways that JA considers unethical.  Likes should not come from paid sources, fake accounts, accounts created solely for the purpose of liking the video, accounts generated/created by outside sources, etc.

 

After further investigation, it is apparent that a number of companies participated in unacceptable measures to gain attention; JA is deeply disappointed by these actions and believe they go against the values we wish to instill through Company Program.  Regrettably, we had not addressed this potential concern prior to the competition, namely because it hasn’t been an issue in the past.  We are incredibly disappointed that the actions of a few have ultimately affected the entire program.

 

In fairness to the companies that conducted themselves properly and didn’t secure “fake” likes, we have decided that Facebook likes will not be taken into consideration at all in determining the contestants for The Big Pitch.  The commercials have been submitted to an independent panel of judges for rating and review, which is how the winners will be determined.

 

The Top 4 winners are (in no specific order):

 

First Truck – Bee Green

Fountain Tire – iLumination

ATCO – ProSeed

Business Link – Just in Case

 

WEM Trade Show – Updates

Here are a few updates provided by West Edmonton Mall. Please respect the restrictions implemented by WEM as these are the conditions for our participation in the mall.

WEM Tradeshow happening this Saturday, April 7

Location: Centre Stage (by Hudson’s Bay) NOT the same location as last year

 

Times:

Set Up: 9:00am

Start: 10:00am

Takedown: 3:30pm – companies must have tear down/clean up completed by 4:30pm

 

Trade show booth dimensions: 29-1/4″(H) x 72″(W) x 30″(D)

No balloons (helium or others)

Sale items cannot exceed $20

Monetary donation boxes are not allowed

Music cannot exceed 30 decibels (heard from approximately 2 feet away)

 

IMPORTANT: In order to participate in the tradeshow, companies MUST have a professionally printed banner that has been approved by myself or Fernando. If a company arrives without a banner, or with a banner that does not meet the specifications, they will not be permitted to participate in the tradeshow.  As “vendors” at the mall, they are expected to have proper signage, as any tenant would.  Please make sure to discuss this with your company at the meeting this week!

 

 

Reminder: Morgan will be collecting a product for evaluation during the trade show. The product will be randomly selected (do not try to make a ‘special’ one for us)

 


 

SPRING BREAK – NO REGULAR MEETINGS THIS WEEK!

Achievers are encouraged to scheduled extra production meetings as necessary to ensure you are able to meet demand for the upcoming trade shows/regular sales.

Reminder – ALL marketing materials must be approved by Morgan or Fernando.  In order to participate in the WEM Tradeshow, you must have a professional banner (not handmade) that meets the proper size requirements and is approved.

 

THE BIG PITCH

https://www.facebook.com/JANorthernAlberta/?hc_ref=ARSr3N6IGKbFxbThzkObTR22DEBzx9SAO_SarMFlQj_AQ7cEmhOvr12iIq5yH4Tm8NI&fref=nf

(under the videos section)

 

The top 3 commercials with the most likes (on the original post on our Facebook page – likes on shared videos do not count)  by the cutoff time of 10:00am on Tuesday, April 3rd will go through to compete at The Big Pitch at the WEM Tradeshow on April 7th.  This cutoff time is to ensure that all companies will know if they are or are not competing before their meeting that week.  JA staff will also choose a “wildcard” competitor.  In the event of a tie (like last year) there will be 5 companies competing.

 

Note that commercial times were affected when I uploaded them to Facebook, so some appear shorter or longer than the 1:00 length – I’m not sure why this happened, but Fernando and I each independently verified that all commercials uploaded adhered to the 1:00 length rule.

 

Best of luck to those competing!

 


 

Week 8 – March 19, 2018

Square Information

As the WEM Trade show approaches many students have asked about alternative methods of accepting payments. JA recognizes Square as a reliable method of accepting credit card payments from customers therefore this year each company will be supplied with one Square Reader which they may use during the JA term. Please ensure your company reads over the ‘Square Information’ document found under the ‘resources’ tab prior to use of Square. Square Readers must be returned at the end of liquidation week.

Companies will be able to pick up a Square Reader at the WEM Trade Show. If students companies are planning on using Square at WEM, please make sure to set up your account in advance since you will need your advisors’ help to link your bank account. Information to set up your Square account can be found in the ‘Square Information’ document.

West Edmonton Mall Trade Show

The West Edmonton Mall Trade Show is happening on Saturday April 7th West Edmonton Mall. Set up is from 8-9:30AM and the Trade Show runs from 9:30AM-3PM. Takedown is from 3-4PM. Morgan will be selecting products for evaluation on the audit during the WEM Trade Show.

Everyone who attends must be in either business casual clothing or team attire (printed t-shirts, colour schemed clothes, etc.) NO JEANS.

Please remember to bring your own float. We won’t have any change for you.

Guidelines:

  • Every member of the company can attend the trade show but only a minimum of one and a maximum of TWO members are allowed behind the booth at all times.
  • No hand-made banners are allowed at the Trade Show, only professionally printed ones. (Remember to get them approved by a coordinator!)
  • No advertising for your company outside of your booth area.

 

IMPORTANT: NEXT WEEK IS BREAK WEEK, THERE ARE NO REGULARLY SCHEDULED COMPANY MEETINGS – ENJOY!

 


 

Week 7 – March 12, 2018

Logo and Promotional Materials

Make sure your logo, labels, and banners are approved by Morgan. Anything printed without approval will NOT be allowed. For approval of any materials please email them to companyprogram@janorthalberta.org or mzinck@janorthalberta.org

If you have not submitted the marketing material for approval, please do so as soon as possible.

Company Commercial

Your 1-minute commercial is due Friday March 23! Submissions are accepted until 11:59PM.


 

Week 6 – Mar 5, 2018

Production and Sales

This week is the first week of production and sales! The VP Production should ideally train members this week on how to make the product and have the process underway. The sooner you start producing, the sooner you’ll be able to sell!

(That means that you should have at least your 2nd batch of products for the WEM trade show. Please DON’T WAIT until the trade shows to start selling!)

Deliverables

There are many deliverables due this Friday. Please upload your documents in Google Classroom. Deliverables are a big component on teams’ performance, which impact scholarship results.

The documents to fill can be found at the JA Canada Resource Portal. If you have trouble finding it, please use the “Resource Portal Documents Tutorial” in the bottom of the page in this link:

Resources

Deliverables due this week:

Company Photos ; Lean Business Plan ; Mission Statement ; Organizational Chart ; Employee Handbook.

 


 

Week 5 – Feb 26, 2017

Business Plan

The templates for the Lean Business Plan are found in the Resource Portal.  DO NOT SUBMIT THE LONG FORM BUSINESS PLAN. The business plan is due March 2nd at 11:59pm in Google Classroom. Anything after that will be considered late and result in penalty. Files MUST be submitted as PDF documents. The president is required to submit this document.

ALSO DUE THIS WEEK: MISSION STATEMENT; ORGANIZATIONAL CHART; EMPLOYEE HANDBOOK

Achiever Orientation

All executives are expected to attend the Achiever Orientation held tonight 6-9pm at Lillian Osborne High School.

PLEASE COME PREPARED WITH A LAPTOP OR TABLET.

 

The BIG PITCH

This year JA is hosting The Big Pitch Event again! This event is like the JA version of Dragon’s Den. 4 companies will be chosen to participate in this event. There will be judges to choose the winning pitch and a cash prize to the charity of the winning company’s choice!

Here are the contest rules of how to become eligible for a spot in The Big Pitch:

The top three commercials with the most “likes” on the JA Facebook page will receive a spot to pitch their company and product at the event. A fourth spot will be a “wildcard” choice, chosen by JA staff.

Only “likes” on the original video that we have posted on the JA Facebook page will count towards the contest. So if you choose to share your company’s video, make sure people click the post and like the original video. Any “likes” to your personal post will not count towards the contest.

Commercials will be posted to this page in the order that they were received. Any commercials that did not follow the rules and guidelines or that were submitted after the deadline will be posted after the contest has ended.

Good luck and may the odds be ever in your favour!

Commercial

Now that you’ve chosen a product and learned about The Big Pitch, it’s time to create a commercial for it! Start planning now so you can express your ideas and have enough time to edit it. The video is due on Friday, March 23 before 11:59pm. You can submit it by uploading it in Google Classroom

The commercial should include:

company name

company logo

product

The commercial must be EXACTLY ONE MINUTE. Not a second more or less – no exceptions. Also, no attack ads please!


Week 4 – Feb 19, 2018

Cancelation guidelines

Meetings are only canceled when schools also decide to do so. Due to a limited number of weeks, we would like to ensure the program is minimally impacted by unforeseen circumstances.

Product Submission Status

The products that were submitted last week will either have an approved, ongoing, or denied status. If the product was approved, the company is now able to buy raw materials to create the first batch of products.

DO NOT buy all the materials that you will need throughout the year as JA staff expects improvements to be made to the product throughout the term.

If your submission status is ongoing or denied, you will receive feedback via email that will help guide your company.

Advertisement – Logo, Labels, Banners

The company can now start to design a logo, labels, and a banner. A JA staff member (Morgan) must approve all materials. Anything that is printed without approval will not be allowed.

Guidelines:

Logos & Labels – Remember that the company name includes “A JA Company” or “A Junior Achievement Company” after it – ergo it is also needed on your logo if you choose to use your name in the logo.
There’s a difference between a logo and a label. A logo represents your company, like how Apple’s logo is an apple, whereas a label is what you will use to promote/package your product (think of how they package their MacBook)!

For the labels, the Junior Achievement logo must be included no matter what! JA logos have been posted under resources on the website. The company MUST use one of those in all of your promotional material. You cannot change or reformat the logo in any way. Before sending your logos & labels to print, you MUST get approval from a JA staff member (Morgan). If any promotional material is printed before having it approved, the company will not be permitted to use it.

Buying Shares

This week students should be buying a share in their company. Each company member must buy one $10.00 share. Each member can only buy ONE share. Advisors are not permitted to purchase shares.

Share certificates can be found under the resources page on the website.

Elections and Executive Orientation

It’s election week! See information in week 3 if you need further details.

Achiever Orientation will be held at Lillian Osborne School on Monday Feb. 26th from 6-9pm.  Attendance is mandatory for achievers elected to the following positions:
-President
-Finance
-Human Resources
-Marketing
-Sales
-Technology

-Production
-Health & Safety

Sessions will not be held for Corporate Social Responsibility or Environment

Achievers must bring a laptop or tablet and writing materials (pen/pencil and notebook).  Arrive at the school no later than 6pm and proceed to the library.  It’s possible that your session will be finished before 9pm.

 

Please send a list of the executive team and final team members to Morgan at mzinck@janorthalberta.org this is crucial for us to track the number of registered achievers.

 

Individual and Company Photos  

Individual and Company Photos should be taken this week and are due in Google Classroom. Please ensure that the company’s photos and individual photos are finished and submitted in Google Classroom. Guidelines are posted on the JA website under resources.


Week 3 – Feb 12, 2018

Product Submission

The product submission form will be available this Friday, February 16th at noon.

Remember products are reviewed in the order which they are submitted. If two companies submit similar products, the first company to submit will be accepted (provided it follows the rules).

Do not submit your product submissions before noon!  Those who submit their products early will be bumped to the bottom of the list.

Follow the instructions on the 2018 Product Rules and Tips sheet.

 

You will receive an email letting you know if your product is approved or not before 6pm on Tuesday Feb. 20th.  DO NOT use a school email asking us to respond to you, because it may not be delivered due to the spam/junk settings.  If your advisor gives you permission, it may be best to use their email.

 

DO NOT purchase any materials, start producing products etc. until you have an email from us stating that you are approved.

 

Break Even Point Analysis

If you need help calculating your break-even point as practice before you begin producing, there is an Excel spreadsheet available under the Resources tab! You can take this into account before the final decision on your product.

REMINDER PARENT CONSENT FORMS ARE DUE!

ELECTIONS ARE NEXT WEEK
Executive Elections will be held NEXT WEEK (February 19-24). Your company will decide on an elections process to determine your executive team – whether it be via secret ballot, interviews, etc. Restrictions on who can run are only placed on the President position. Every other position is open for all students. We highly encourage all students to run for at least one position regardless of experience and age. The formal Executive Team includes the following positions:

-President – Must be a returning achiever, if there are returning achievers in a company fit to be president.

*In the absence of a returning achiever in the after school program, any student can be president other than a grade 9 student. In every program, If there is only one returning achiever, a new student can contest the running.

-VP Finance

-VP Marketing

-VP Production

-VP Human Resources

-VP Technology

-VP Sales

-VP Health and Safety REQUIRED – NOT OPTIONAL AS STATED IN THE PORTAL

OPTIONAL (No awards/scholarships for these positions)
-VP of Corporate Social Responsibility

-VP Environment

Achievers who are elected must be able to attend Achiever Orientation occurring on Monday February 26, 6-9pm. Your company can also assign assistants to the respective departments. These assistants can also attend Achiever Orientation.

NO EARLY ELECTIONS WILL BE ACCEPTED!

Advisors – please submit a list of the executives elected on elections night with first name, last name and email address of each student.

 


 

Week 2 – Feb 5, 2018

Environmental Grant

The Alberta Emerald Foundation is giving away grants to help engage students in environmental initiatives. If your company aims to be environmentally friendly, you could get a grant of up to $500! To qualify for this grant your product, production process, or company initiatives must be environmentally friendly.

For more information click here!

Companies are responsible for submitting their own application to the Alberta Emerald Foundation. There are a limited amount of grants available, so be sure to apply next week once you have decided on your product and have received product approval.

This week you should begin to narrow down your product ideas so that they are easily decided upon next week in preparation for product approval.

Outside of company hours, you may research the executive roles (descriptions found in the resource portal) and decide if you want to pursue one of these positions.

Important: To run for President, you should be a returning Achiever.  If your company does not have a returning Achiever who wants to be President, then you should be in grades 10, 11 or 12.  If your company cannot fulfill these requirements, have your advisors contact Morgan or Fernando.

Make sure to check out the new Scholarships page for information on local and national awards.

 


 

Week 1 – Jan 29, 2018

Welcome to JACP!

Welcome to the Junior Achievement Company Program! We are so happy you decided to sign up for JA, whether it’s your first year or if you’re returning!

Every student registered in the Company Program will be given a Parent Consent form and the Policies and Procedures. You may also find these attachments under the Resources tab.

The Parent Consent form must be signed by your parents and returned by Week 3 February 12-16.  Please don’t forget!

This week you will meet your company and advisors, start brainstorming products, and prepare for market research. Come ready to share and develop your ideas!

The Market Research Questionnaire and Product Research Questionnaire are now available, your advisors will also provide you with sheets from the Resource Portal to help you determine your product.

Over the next 18 weeks, you will be using the Resource Portal.  You can create a free account at https://resources.jacanada.org/index.cfm