2020 JA Career Readiness Conference/JA Titan Challenge | Junior Achievement of North Central Ohio

JA Career Readiness Conference: 
Preparing High School Students for Future Careers

career readiness conference
The JA Career Readiness Conference introduces high school students to future careers and provides them with the skills to apply for and secure their first job through interactive discussions, activities, and a business simulation competition.
During the JA Career Readiness Conference, students will have the opportunity to participate in ONE of the two different Conference Tracks during this one-day event. Below are the descriptions for each Conference Track. All students will also participate in the brand new, interactive financial literacy event.


Students compete to win scholarships using the JA Titan program online business simulation, which allows students to gain a real-world understanding of the effects management decisions have on a company's bottom line. Participants also learn what it's like to be a CEO in a global economy through these simulated business investments. 
Students determine the success or failure of their businesses based on how well they manage key decisions, including setting prices, filling production requests, establishing marketing, and investing in research and development.


Students explore and develop a vision and realistic plan for their futures through this track. Students learn industry tips for applying and keeping a job through interactive discussions and group activities. Students will rotate through four of the five sessions:
  • Side Hustle
  • Cell Phones in the Workplace
  • Applications & Resumes
  • Women in Entrepreneurship
  • Communicating About Yourself

Thank you to our 2020 JA Career Readiness Conference Sponsors:

Thank you to Lockheed Martin, Steere Enterprises, Burton D. Morgan Foundation and Akron Beacon Journal Newspaper in Education!
Need More Information About This or Future Events?
For more information about this event, please email Program Manager Logan Clendenin or call (330) 433-0063 x 108.

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Sponsorships for these events are critical for Junior Achievement to continue providing life-changing programs to students in our community. These programs are delivered at no cost to students. You can make a difference in the lives of these students by participating in this world-class event! Email Director of Development Josh Lehman to get more information on how to sponsor an upcoming JA Event!


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