AN ENTREPRENEURSHIP EDUCATION PROGRAMME
Since its launch in 1919, the JA Company Programme offers students aged 15-18 the opportunity to learn how to move a business idea from concept to reality. Students to form their own real enterprise and discover first-hand how a company functions. They elect a board of directors from amongst their peers, raise share capital, and market and finance a product or service of their own choice. At the end of the programme they present a report and accounts to their shareholders. The year-long programme involves teachers and business volunteers. JA provides teachers with a series of learning-by-doing business, economics and entrepreneurship activities, a great way to help students succeed in a global economy. Business volunteers visit the classrooms to share their experience and mentor students, offering them a better overview of career opportunities, entrepreneurship and the necessary skills required to match their ambitions.
By challenging the students to solve a problem in their community through a business venture, the JA Company Programme unleashes their entrepreneurial spirit. Students experience running their own company, they discover first-hand how a company functions and gain an insight into how their talents could be used to set up a business.