Category: Programs

JABC hosts largest single-day event in its 60+ year history

February 28, 2017 – 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.

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JABC hosts 10th annual Economics for Success event on Vancouver Island

February 21, 2017 – JABC proudly hosted its 10th Economics for Success event in Port Alberni on February 16, 2017. With the incredible support of Principal Rob Souther, this annual event brings together approximately 300 teens from Alberni District Secondary School (ADSS) for a day of work readiness education.

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TELUS, SAP, Sony Imageworks among leading companies talking to teens about careers in BC’s booming tech industry

January 12, 2017 – JABC hosted its inaugural JABC TechWorks, a full day program aimed at teens to expose them to the career possibilities in the technology sector. TELUS was the lead presenting sponsor and content was sponsored by the Ministry of Technology, Innovation and Citizens’ Services.

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Students offer a unique solution to a local problem just in time for Christmas

December 6, 2016 – Laura-Lyn Helton’s Grade 6 class is offering up a unique solution to the problem of overgrown and invasive plants affecting Greater Victoria. Just in time for the holiday rush, and with the help of some volunteers from their local GardenWorks garden store, her crafty students used the problematic plants to create beautiful holiday wreaths and sell them to their local community.

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JABC to reach more Aboriginal youth with new partnership

September 2, 2016 – Aboriginal high school students in BC will benefit from new business and skills training opportunities, thanks to a partnership between the Province, JABC, Community Futures Development Corporation of the Central Interior First Nations and the Aboriginal Business Services Network.

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JABC Introduces New Version of Dollars with Sense

August 24, 2016 – This September, JABC is pleased to introduce the new, updated version of our popular financial literacy program, Dollars with Sense, featuring full colour materials and new digital resources.

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Lake View Credit Union helps bring Junior Achievement back to Peace Region

March 9, 2016 – Employees from Lake View Credit Union are bringing Junior Achievement (JA) programs back to the BC Peace River Region this spring.

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JA Impact: The Next Big Thing

November 25, 2015 – A JA Company Program participant from Okanagan Mission Secondary in Kelowna is truly “the next big thing.” Maya Gay started BASECAMP Cards with classmate Rachel Birrell and they created a product that has everyone talking.

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Province invests $1M in Junior Achievement of British Columbia

May 22, 2015 – JA British Columbia is pleased to announce that the BC government is investing $1 million in JABC education programs that target entrepreneur and business skills for youth.

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West Vancouver Students are Learning about Entrepreneurship

March 25, 2015 – JA British Columbia (JABC) is pleased to announce that West Vancouver Community Foundation has donated $2,000 in support of business education programs for youth in West Vancouver.

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