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JABC Student Company to Present at BLBC Gala

KLICK

May 2, 2018– KLICK has been selected to give the Junior Entrepreneur Presentation at the 2018 Business Laureates of BC Gala on May 8th, 2018.

This JA Student Company was formed by 14 business-minded secondary school students from across the Lower Mainland who brought their innovative idea to life through the JA Company Program.

These young entrepreneurs developed a product to solve an issue that many cyclists face every day – road safety. Their bike signalling device, with LED light indicators, allows cyclists to reinforce their signal turns for better road communication. Each product is hand-made and assembled by students.

In March, KLICK received some impressive local recognition for their efforts. The company won the Junior Category at the Simon Fraser University Opportunity Fest Competition, an event that showcases student innovators and entrepreneurs.

Company Program is an entrepreneurial and career building program that provides students in senior high school the opportunity to meet on a regular basis with mentors from the business community.

Over the course of sixteen weeks, the students will take an actual product or service all the way from brainstorming through development to marketing and sales. Along the way, the students will learn about finance, business plans and the roles to be played in a company, among many other aspects of running a business. For many students, participating in the Company Program has a profound influence on their career path and their lives.

About the Business Laureates of British Columbia Hall of Fame

The Business Laureates of British Columbia (BLBC) Hall of Fame was created by JA British Columbia (JABC) in 2005 to honour the lifetime achievements of outstanding BC business leaders whose efforts have shaped our province and country. The Hall of Fame stands as a testament to the positive legacy the Laureates provide to the youth of British Columbia. Laureates have demonstrated a level of Vision, Leadership, Integrity and Legacy unique among their peers. 2018 Inductees include Peter R.B Armstrong, Morris Belkin, Frank Giustra and Hugh Magee. The 13th annual Gala Dinner and Induction Ceremonies will take place on May 82018 at the Fairmont Hotel Vancouver. Visit businesslaureatesbc.org for more information.

About JA British Columbia

Junior Achievement of British Columbia (JA British Columbia or JABC) is a member of JA Canada and part of JA Worldwide (JA), the world’s largest not-for-profit organization dedicated to educating young people about business. Since 1955, British Columbia schools have relied on JA to inspire and prepare youth to succeed in an ever-changing global economy. During the 2016-2017 school year, over 40,000 students in BC benefited from JABC programs delivered free of charge by volunteers from local business communities, who bring real-life experience into the classroom. JABC 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 jabc.ca for more information.

If you are interested in becoming a mentor for our Company Program, please contact Glenn Dodge at (604) 688–3887 x 222 or glenn.dodge@jabc.org

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