INSTITUTE OF CHARTERED ACCOUNTANTS OF BC SUPPORTS BUSINESS EDUCATION FOR YOUTH
Junior Achievement of British Columbia (JABC) is pleased to announce that the Institute of Chartered Accountants of British Columbia (ICABC) has made a generous donation. Once again, ICABC has committed its support to Junior Achievement business education programs for youth. Their generous and increased funding of $35,000 will specifically go towards JA Titan and the BC Business Challenge.
JA Titan is an interactive web-based business simulation where high school students compete as companies in a fictitious market. Over a period of 5-8 weeks, students engage in critical economics and management decisions, navigating the dynamic changes of our technology-driven global marketplace.
Schools that participate in JA Titan are eligible to submit teams to our BC Business Challenge - an event at which students from across the province put newly learned business skills to the test using a computer generated marketplace. Over 150 students compete and first place teams receive a $100 cash bursary and team entry into the Junior Achievement’s Hewlett Packard Global Business Challenge.
Junior Achievement would like to thank ICABC for their support for the Business Challenge since it began 15 years ago. This year the event will be held at the Coast Coal Harbour Hotel on January 14th, 2013 and, for the first time, a business networking reception will be held for the students the night before.
ICABC’s commitment to helping their members excel by providing exceptional education, regulation, and member services programs so that chartered accountants can provide the highest quality of professional services is exemplified by their financial partnership with Junior Achievement.
“ICABC is committed to the development and growth of business education programs for youth in BC,” says Richard Rees, CEO of ICABC. “The creativity and dedication of the BC Business Challenge participants is inspiring and we are thrilled to be continuing our longstanding relationship with Junior Achievement.” Richard Rees, CEO, ICABC
JABC is a non-profit organization committed to inspiring and motivating BC’s children and youth to take an active role in their future through business education. To accomplish this goal, Junior Achievement works in partnership with dedicated donors, business volunteers, educators and the greater community to deliver programs to 30,000 students annually in grades 5 - 12. The Institute of Chartered Accountants of British Columbia contribution this year will help guarantee that BC communities continue to have access to Junior Achievement programs.
Since 1955, British Columbia schools have relied on Junior Achievement (JA) to inspire and prepare our youth to succeed in an ever-changing global economy. This year 30,000 students in B.C. will benefit from JA programs delivered by volunteers from local business communities, who bring real-life experience into the classroom. JA programs focus on work readiness, financial literacy and entrepreneurship, giving students the confidence and skills they need to become the next generation of business and community leaders. Visit www.jabc.org for more information on Junior Achievement of British Columbia.