JABC hosts largest single-day event in its 60+ year history
On Thursday, February 23, 2017, JABC delivered the JA Economics for Success program to over 750 teens from the Kamloops area. This large-scale community event was the 9th annual event and continues to beat its attendee record year after year. In fact, this is the largest single-day JABC event in terms of attendee numbers in our 60+ year history! Forty volunteers from the local business community took time out of their busy days to teach the JA work readiness skills program which took place at Thompson Rivers University.
We were pleased to welcome special guest speakers Tammy Uyeda, creator of the FitSpark app and Dylan Sherrard, a professional mountain biker who shared their career paths in an effort to help bridge the gap between high school and post-secondary school.
Many thanks to TELUS and Interior Savings Credit Union for their sponsorship of the event. Thank you also to School District 73 and Costco for supporting the event.
Eight schools from the Kamloops area sent students to this event and included: Sa-Hali Secondary, Valleyview Secondary, North Kamloops Secondary, South Kamloops Secondary, Chase Secondary, Barriere Secondary, Beattie School of the Arts, Kamloops Open Online Learning.
The JA Economics for Success program encourages students to explore their educational and career goals. Lessons including mapping interests, skills and passions to possible careers, developing valuable job searching skills including networking, volunteering, working with a mentor and interviewing, and creating a budget to prepare for the financial reality of post-secondary life.
Left to Right: Keynote Speakers Tammy Uyeda and Dylan Sherrard, JABC Staff Kara Wright, MC Tara Holmes
Volunteers: Fred Legace, Kim Jensen, September Kuromi, Roger Parks, Paul Jaras, Vince Watson, Leni Reichor, James Henderson, Connor Shelton, Terri Axani, Kris Austin, Meagan Noel, Bob Dieno, Monica Richter, Sue Porter, Donna Roche, Geordon Llyod, Dalyce Brandt, Janna McConechy, Kerri Koskamaki, Devin Gambler, Chris Wright, Stephen Orteza, Tammy Uyeda, Kara Wright and School District 73 Vice Principal Ron Collins.