Help Wanted in pittsburgh
Have you thought about what will happen when one of our largest generations, the Baby Boomers, retire? Who will fill these jobs? Are today's graduates prepared to enter the workforce and fill them? If not, how do we develop their skills to do so? Junior Achievement has the turn-key programs that infuse careers, business ownership and money management directly into our young people's education as early as kindergarten. Corporate and community volunteers are bridging the gap for our students between classroom theory and real world application and teaching them the soft skills and life skills they will need to succeed in business and in life. To learn more read our white paper Help Wanted in Pittsburgh: Addressing the Region's Workforce Needs Through Junior Achievement.
Currently JA is working to create the Pittsburgh Pitch, a promotional video that will showcase all of the career opportunities, educational assets and quality of life amenities that make Pittsburgh a great place to live, work and play after they graduate from high school.
"Junior Achievement has given me a sense of what adults go through with budget issues."
"Junior Achievement reinforced concepts for me to remember later in life."
"I thought the experience was amazing. The presentation was unlike anything I've seen."
"I liked how the Junior Achievement volunteer explained his job to us."