JA360: Viewpoints - Junior Achievement of Western Pennsylvania

JA360: Viewpoints

Millennials and College Planning

As debt runs deep in older Millennials’ pockets, the decision to continue education past high school is no longer a given. Additionally, the ubiquity of a college education and the prevalence of online courses or alternative schooling have made the value of a college degree become increasingly more subjective. More than ever, students have to let finances dictate their futures. According...
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Pittsburgh Thought Leaders: Kevin O'Connell

Kevin O’Connell is Senior Vice President of Marketing for the Eat’n Park Hospitality Group and leads marketing and PR for the company’s four restaurant brands and two contract foodservice companies.  Eat’n Park Hospitality Group operates an internal agency model that includes creative, digital, PR, and account management functions in house. JA interviewed O'Connell to see how he has...
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Pittsburgh Jobs in 2015

After a recent study predicting that the Pittsburgh region will have more than 18,000 jobs added in 2015, the Three Rivers Workforce Investment Board put together an analysis of what job sectors those positions would be in and what kind of training they would require. 75% of the jobs will be in the following five industry sectors: ...
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Board Member Feature- David Caliguiri

Board Member Feature- David Caliguiri David Caligiuri is a current board member and also an Alum of JA. He has been featured in the "This is JA" spotlight of the JA360 newsletter for The Pittsburgh Business TImes. Here is what was published: Junior Achievement (JA) empowers young people to own their economic success. One former JA student, David Caliguiri, has done just that....
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JA Alumna: Erika Deyarmin-Young

  Junior Achievement (JA):   When you were first introduced to the Junior Achievement programs? Erika Deyarmin (ED):   I was first introduced to the Junior Achievement program at Johnstown Middle School.  My 8th grade Civics teacher, Mr. Plaza, introduced the program into my classroom.  JA: What was your most memorable JA project or class? ED: ...
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