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Province invests $1M in Junior Achievement of British Columbia

Photo: The Honourable Christy Clark, Premier of British Columbia, with JA student award winners

May 22, 2015

Junior Achievement of British Columbia (JABC) is honoured to announce that the BC government is investing $1 million in JABC education programs that target entrepreneur and business skills for youth. The investment enables JABC to continue offering business educations programs to elementary, middle and high school students throughout the province.

JABC has been teaching work readiness, entrepreneurship and financial literacy in BC for 60 years. With this investment, JABC intends to double the reach of their programs by 2020 and will be piloting a new program “Be Entrepreneurial” later this year.

“With the renewed support of the ministry, Junior Achievement will be able to reach more students and continue to build a solid understanding of work readiness, entrepreneurial skills and financial literacy,” says Jan Bell-Irving, President, JABC. “We are proud to play our part in supporting the three pillars of the BC Jobs Plan, particularly in developing a skilled workforce and teaching fiscal discipline.”

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For more information please contact:

Annie Ko
Manager, Marketing & Communications
Junior Achievement of British Columbia
604.688.3887 ext. 231