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Junior Achievement partners with the New Haven Manufacturing Association to introduce manufacturing careers to students

Fifth and sixth grade students from Lincoln Bassett School in New Haven will attend Albertus Magnus College for a day to learn about manufacturing in Connecticut

New Haven, CT – On October 26, roughly 90 fifth and sixth grade students from Lincoln Bassett Community School will come to Albertus Magnus College to participate in an exciting, hands-on

Junior Achievement initiative.   In partnership with the New Haven Manufacturing Association (NHMA), Junior Achievement of Southwest New England (JA) will introduce a new Middle Grades Conference to its annual programming.  Using portions of the JA Our Region curriculum, students will explore Connecticut’s natural resources to better understand the State’s rich manufacturing history. 

According to the National Association of Manufacturers, Connecticut is home to over 4,000 manufacturing companies, which employ almost 160,000 individuals across the state.  Educating students early about the multitude of opportunities available in such an important industry will prove pivotal when so many career opportunities will soon be available across the manufacturing spectrum.  Students will also have the opportunity to hear from a panel of manufacturing leaders from the NHMA to learn about a variety of companies doing business in Connecticut and what types of products are produced locally.  In breakout sessions, students will learn best practices in starting an entrepreneurial venture and will participate in activities intended to help young people better understand the manufacturing process. 

If you would like to find out more information about Junior Achievement of Southwest New England and how you can make a difference in a student’s life, please contact President & CEO, Jeremy Race at jrace@jaconn.org or 860-525-4510 ex 224. Any support you provide to Junior Achievement will help us get closer to our goal of reaching 50,000 students by 2020.

About Junior Achievement of Southwest New England

Junior Achievement is the world’s largest organization dedicated to giving young people the knowledge and skills they need to own their economic success, plan for their future, and make smart academic and economic choices.  JA programs are delivered by corporate and community volunteers, and provide relevant, hands-on experiences that give students from kindergarten through high school knowledge and skills in financial literacy, work readiness and entrepreneurship.  Today, JA reaches more than 4.8 million students per year in over 100 markets across the United States, with an additional 5.2 million students served by operations in 100 other countries worldwide.

Last year in Connecticut, with the help of over 3,000 volunteers, JA of Southwest New England taught more than 45,000 local students in kindergarten through high school about business, jobs, and the importance of education for success. During the 2018-19 school year, JA expects to serve 47,000 students, the most students served in our organization’s history. Our vision is to reach 50,000 Connecticut students a year by 2020.

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