Imagine a generation of students in British Columbia who are equipped with the knowledge and confidence to dream big and take control of their future.
Our world is evolving at a rapid pace and today’s youth aren’t fully aware of the financial, technical and in-demand career skills they need for their own financial security. In partnership with educators and dedicated volunteers, JA British Columbia (JABC) brings important educational experiences to thousands of students annually across British Columbia. Through these programs that focus on financial literacy, work readiness, and entrepreneurship, we aim to inspire, prepare and empower BC youth for lifelong success.
Our long-term impact: JA Alumni are better positioned for the workforce
JABC Techworks 2019-2020 Highlights
Overall, I thought the (More than Money) program was excellent…the material presented was done so at an appropriate level. (It) absolutely supported the new BC curriculum and was a perfect enhancement to my money unit I had been doing with the class.
It always amazes me how smart and honest students are. They enjoy this (Dollars with Sense) program. Students catch onto concepts like inflation and investing rate of returns so quickly! I think the best take-away for all of them is the budgeting lesson and making smart consumer decisions – it’s extremely relevant for their age.
Students felt especially empowered to consider entrepreneurial possibilities while engaged in the hands-on activities (of Our Business World program). A group discussion enabled students to understand how advancing technology can affect some jobs while creating others. Students were engaged in discussions on how they could be business owners.
My ultimate dream is to run my own company, and so (Company Program) was a great opportunity. Before this, I didn’t know how to run a company, but now I know the bottom line. I know what goes into an elevator pitch now. It made me even more excited.