15 WEEKS. 1 VIRTUAL COMPANY. UNLIMITED POTENTIAL.
Are you creative?
Do you want to learn how to start and run a business?
Are you looking to spice up your college and university applications or gain experience?
Do you want to learn about e-commerce and how to create a Shopify online store?
JA’s Company Program allows high school students to take a four-month journey to gain first-hand experience in business and entrepreneurship.
Over 16 weekly sessions, students will have the opportunity to create and operate their own business in teams of 10-12 students with the guidance of volunteer mentors from the local business community. Students will use real money, products/services, and have real customers.
Company program is FREE and gives students the opportunity to participate in real-world experience, helping them build their confidence and go beyond what they think is possible.
Company program begins during the second week of February and will run 15 weeks. In 2021, the JA Company program will be run virtually! Time commitment is 1.5 hours online per week plus some offline time. Sessions are held Tuesday or Wednesday starting around at either 3:30pm or 4:30pm (your choice!). JA Virtual Company is offered as a pilot program in English only. For French opportunities, contact JA Ottawa.
We are also offering a special Speakers Series featuring local entrepreneurial success and inspirational stories that will be held each Monday afternoon (time commitment is one hour maximum) for registered participants.
Student registration is first-come, first-serve. Please fill out the form with your full availability to increase the chances of being placed in a company. You will first have to register with Better Impact. Then there is a series of questions. Your parent or guardian will receive a link to give permission to participate which must be completed as soon as possible.
Initial registration for the 15-week JA Virtual Company Program is now closed. If you are still interested in applying, there is the option of participating in the 14-week program, starting next week. If this interests you, please register by Sunday, February 14, 2021.
Still thinking about signing up for JA Company?… see what Imani had to say about his experience. Learn soft skills that can shape your future!
Hi Mrs. Morency,
I just wanted to thank you again for the experience I got to be a part of with JA! I just recently got hired as a customer service associate at TD Bank! One of the things that the hiring manager wanted to know more about, in my interview, was the experience of JA and being nominated for President of the Year! She was extremely impressed by it!
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