A recognized leader in education programs for youth, JA British Columbia (JABC or Junior Achievement of British Columbia) is a registered charity that brings a variety of FREE financial literacy, work readiness and entrepreneurship training courses into elementary, middle and secondary school classrooms all over BC.
JABC is proud to offer the popular JA Company Program, a unique after-school experience for high school students who have an entrepreneurial spirit. With the help of a student group and volunteer mentors, youth in grades 10-12 can experience the excitement of planning and operating their own small business, giving them real-world skills to help them in their career path.
The program runs for approximately 16 weeks with two hours/week in session plus additional preparation time. Students who complete the JA Company Program are eligible for JABC and JA Canada awards and scholarships.