STUDENTS

BE INSPIRED.

BE INNOVATIVE.

BECOME AN ACHIEVER.

Since 1919, JA Company Program has taken students step-by-step through a process that works. Students partner with volunteer mentors and a group of 10-20 students to develop a business from start to finish. 

 

During their JA journey they will grow their leadership skills, identify business opportunities, set goals, produce a business plan, create a marketing strategy, launch a product, sell to customers and report to shareholders. 

Any student across Central Ontario from Grades 9-12 can register for our free entrepreneurial after-school program. Please note, although there is no application process - spots in programs are first come, first serve so we encourage students to register early to get their preferred location choices.

Programs begin in November and run for 18 weeks.

In 2020/2021, the JA Company Program will be run virtually! Learn more about the virtual program here.

 

"Junior Achievement has allowed me to find my career and given me opportunities to pursue it. Although you are an entrepreneur, you don’t necessarily have to be going into business. I myself will be doing Mechatronics engineering."

Parth Sareen, JA Achiever

WHY JOIN?

In Company Program you will not only learn how to run a business, but will also meet new friends, connect with mentors, network with professionals and gain skills and experience to help you land your first job in the career you decide to pursue.

WHY JOIN?

In Company Program you will not only learn how to run a business, but will also meet new friends, connect with mentors, network with professionals and gain the skills and experience to help land your first job in the career you want to pursue.

In 2020/2021, the program will be run in a virtual format. Students will have the incredible opportunity to learn how to run a digital business and use online collaboration tools that are important in today's digital world.

Learn more about the virtual format here.

 

COMMITMENT

The program runs for 18 weeks from mid-November to mid-April and breaks for holidays in December and exams in January.

Students meet with their teams online each week for 1-2 hours in the evening. There will also be working time and mentor calls throughout the week. 

We ask that students commit to attending at least 80% of the program meetings. If you are unable to do so without an excused absence, you may be asked to leave the program.

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BENEFITS

Company Program is a free program open to all high school students - no application process is required!

Discover additional Company Program benefits by click on the links below.

 

HOW TO REGISTER

  1. Click on the Blue Register button

  2. Select your virtual program

  3. Enter your personal information

  4. You're done! Now wait for your advisors to contact you before your first virtual meeting in November with additional details

Things to Note:

  • Registration opens in September on a first come, first served basis.