JA of Maine Titan Challenge
When: Wednesday, February 24th, 2021
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 or at businesses 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 or local business and learn about undergraduate business programs and the importance of higher education, and picture themselves in a working environment.
Want to get involved in the 2021 Titan Challenge?
Ask a teacher or a school administrator if your high school participates. JA is in the process of developing a BRAND NEW program and will roll it out to educators in summer 2020.
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 15th, 2021.
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 24th, 2021).
Register as a mentor by emailing Jill Jamison at firstname.lastname@example.org.
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 2020 Titan Challenge Sponsors!
Statewide Titan Challenge Sponsor:
Aroostook Chapter of Credit Unions
Bank of New Hampshire
Bangor Savings Bank
Bath Savings Institution
Casco Federal Credit Union
Five County Credit Union
Katahdin Trust Company
Patrons Oxford Insurance
Aroostook Training & Education Coalition (2 students)
Atlantic Federal Credit Union
Bottomline (2 students)
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