A survey conducted by Gallup and Strada Education Network revealed that 36% of those who attended college regret their choice of major. Of those who pursued or completed a bachelor’s degree, findings uncovered that 40% would pick a different field of study. That’s roughly $25,000 a year , for a student who is in-state attending a four-year university, to decide that... Read More About Trade School: A College Alternative in 2019 »
Amber Burchard is a 2019 graduate of Maplewood Jr/Sr High School in Guys Mills, PA and now a JA alumna. Ms. Burchard was chosen as the recipient for the Pennsylvania State Education Association Scholarship for her completion of a JA course and for her success in the program. She will attend Edinboro University this fall and will major in Secondary Education with a concentration in... Read More About Amber Burchard - Pennsylvania State Education Association Scholarship Winner »
Thanks to Big Lots, there is a new way to support Junior Achievement of Western Pennsylvania. We are excited to announce that from July 26-September 7, we are the Pittsburgh area Big Lots charitable partner! As part of its Grand Opening Market Celebration, Big Lots will donate five dollars for each BIG Rewards redeemed by shoppers at all Pittsburgh-area Big... Read More About Big Lots Partners with JA! »
For our Pittsburgh's Golden Ticket, three students from Woodland Hills high school joined the staff at Entercom Communications to talk about what Junior Achievement means to them and why fundraisers such as Pittsburgh's Golden Ticket are important to the mission of JA! Click here to listen to these students testimonials about what JA means to them! Read below about... Read More About Students from Woodland Hills Share Their Experiences with JA! »
City & Guilds CEO, Chris Jones, once said, “Unfortunately, some people believe that soft skills aren’t that important. However, almost every employer I’ve ever talked to about this disagrees. In a world where job roles are changing rapidly, soft skills will be one of the few constants…” When you think about all of the new colleagues you have met over the years, the teams you’ve... Read More About Top Soft Skills in the 21st Century Workplace »
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