Junior Achievement and AAF-BR
THE BIG PITCH
When: Wednesday, November 16
Location: Baton Rouge Community College – The Magnolia Theatre
Time: 9:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m.
Cost: Free – please RSVP Jennifer Scripps at firstname.lastname@example.org
With the help of local businesses and entrepreneurs, seven high schools have put together comprehensive business and marketing plans for products and services of their own creation. This pitch event is the culmination of three months of preparation that teaches high students the ins and outs of entrepreneurship. Please join us as these future entrepreneurs present their ideas to the audience and panel of judges for a chance to win the 2016 Junior Achievement Student Pitch Competition Title.
JA “Be Entrepreneurial “Student Pitch Event”
DECEMBER 8, 2015
Cost to Attend: FREE, donations for JA programs accepted.
*Program Sponsorship Opportunity*Program Overview
A great program to inspire next generation business owners and help teens practice soft skills necessary for a successful transition to the “world of work”. In the program, students will “learn by doing” and will practice entrepreneurial thinking, planning and decision-making, create and prepare business plans and deliver pitch presentations through various methods, to a highly qualified panel of “shark investors”. Student Teams will pitch their entrepreneurial business idea to panel of “investors” . Team pitches, chosen in a random order, will consist of a Powerpoint presentation, a :30 second commercial video and a 5 min Live team Pitch.
2015 *NEW PROJECT: “Get Hired, Stay Hired”
Teen work-readiness program Is Your Teen Ready for Work?
Junior Achievement’s high school work readiness initiative, “Get Hired, Stay Hired” seeks to address the sentiments of employers & industry leaders across our area, “Are young workers really ready for the workplace?”
In an ever changing globally competitive economic climate, those with the strongest workforce will see success and the competition among firms and industries for qualified workers is growing at a rate faster than we can fill jobs. All indicators and economic forecasts point to a manufacturing and economic boom for Louisiana, and employers are already feeling the pinch for qualified workers. More importantly, many employers find young workers grossly under prepared and lacking in professional soft skills.
Thank you to our 2015 initiative partners: Community Coffee, Lyon’s Specialty Co., & our Statewide partner, Louisiana Chemical Association (LCA/LCIA) for making our youngest generation prepared to success in the “world of work”. Learn more below
Dec 2015 :Connecting To Success” sponsored by Livingston Leadership
WHAT IS CONNECTING TO SUCCESS?
Connecting to Success will engage 10 Livingston area high schools with the experience, look and feel of a professional business conference. Connecting to Success teaches students skills they will need to be better prepared to join the workforce after high school, to pursue advanced training in technical skills areas, or to attend college.
WHAT DO THEY LEARN? Connecting to Success uses Junior Achievement’s Career Skills program for young adults. Students use role playing, case studies, group discussion and individual assessment to build workplace professionalism, and the ability to influence others as responsible, professional adults. Students undergo individual interpersonal skills and career development assessment. Volunteers help students explore the endless possibilities and opportunities within multiple job sectors.