JA of Maine Titan Challenge
When: Wednesday, February 28th, 2018
What is the Titan Challenge?
The Titan Challenge is a day-long business strategy competition for high school students. Teams of three students work with a mentor from the business community to guide a fledgling company through the ups and downs of the market. The Titan Challenge draws on a number of skills each team member will need to become a meaningful contributor in tomorrow's workforce: creativity, finance, collaboration, strategy, leadership, and more.
High schools throughout Maine can participate. The event takes place during school hours on college campuses across the state. During simulated business quarters, students decide on price, production, marketing, research and development, and charitable giving. These choices will lead to success or failure for their virtual company.
The Titan Challenge is an immersive peek into the business world. Students make meaningful connections with their business mentors and get a glimpse into the C-suite before they leave high school. They tour a college campus and learn about undergraduate business programs and the importance of higher education.
Where is it hosted?
IDEXX Laboratories, Inc.
University of Maine, Orono
University of New England, Biddeford
University of Maine, Presque Isle
Want to get involved in the 2018 Titan Challenge?
Ask a teacher or a school administrator if your high school participates. You can even start practicing for the competition before the event: visit titanpublic.ja.org/, click on the 3.0 public version, and create a username and password to play against the computer.
Please complete our online pre-registration form to reserve your spot. There is no cost for attending and lunch is provided. However, transportation to and from the event is your responsibility. Each school can bring up to five teams (15 students).
The deadline to pre-register is Friday, January 19th, 2018.
We are always looking for members of the business community to collaborate with our students. Volunteers need to be available from 8:15am-2:15pm on the day of the challenge (Wednesday, February 28th, 2018).
Register as a mentor by filling out our Volunteer Form.
Sponsor the Titan Challenge! Click here for a PDF overview of the yearly sponsorship opportunities.
Contact us today to reserve your exclusive sponsorship package.
Thank You to Our 2018 Titan Challenge Sponsors!
Statewide Entrepreneurial Sponsor:
Statewide Work Readiness Partner:
Aroostook County Chapter of Credit Unions
Aroostook Training and Education Coalition
Bangor Savings Bank
Bath Savings Institution
Casco Federal Credit Union
Cumberland County Federal Credit Union
Katahdin Trust Company
Lebel & Harriman
Norway Savings Bank
Patrons Oxford Insurance
IDEXX Laboratories, Inc.
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