Success through JA

The Junior Achievement Company
Programme is continuing to its success, according to programme coordinators.

This year, 240 students
representing 11 schools across the Cayman Islands paired with 14 sponsoring
companies, 13 in Grand Cayman and one in Cayman Brac.

“This year has been a busy year for
Junior Achievement with the introduction of a new programme, business ethics
and the growing demand for the JA Company Programme,” said Tara McField. “We
would like to thank all participating companies and associations for their hard
work and dedication. Without you, this programme would not be possible.”

The JA Company Programme provides
students the opportunity to simulate a real business while being academically
challenged in the following areas: company structure, company capitalisation,
customer-product focus, product-market pricing, company operations, branding
and public relations, product sales, individual entrepreneurial plans and
company liquidation.

“This year over 100 volunteers have
served as advisors dedicating their time, sharing industry experience while
modelling good citizenship,” Ms McField added.

The sponsoring companies offer a
body of employees to serve as advisers to the student-run companies provide
meeting facilities and cover the cost of feeding the students and part of the
cost for them to attend the annual awards banquet.

The programme begins in
September-October and finishes in May when JA celebrates the youths’
achievements.

 

Governor stops by

Governor Duncan Taylor recently
visited several Junior Achievement companies in Grand Cayman to see firsthand
what the student-run JA Company Programme is all about and how Cayman youth are
benefiting from the programme.

After meeting the staff of each of
the JA companies, Mr. Taylor said he was extremely impressed by the commitment
of all participants, the seriousness of their approach to tasks and their
imagination, creativity, industriousness and enthusiasm.

 

For more information, please
contact Tara McField at 949-4306 or by emailing [email protected]

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