The UT College of Business and Innovation is the sponsor and host for the Junior Achievement of Northwestern Ohio Junior Achievement Business Challenge competition that will take place Friday, Nov. 8, from 8:30 a.m. to 2:30 p.m.
The Junior Achievement Business Challenge is an opportunity for area students to come together to test their leadership skills and business savvy, demonstrate the competitive nature of the free enterprise system, and possibly win scholarships.
Teams, or “companies,” of students from 23 northwest Ohio schools will compete against each other to market and manufacture a fictional product. The top performing teams will take home more than $32,000 in scholarships at the end of the event.
“Thanks to the support of The University of Toledo, participating students have the opportunity to experience the realities of a competitive business environment while earning the chance for post-secondary scholarships,” said Junior Achievement of Northwestern Ohio President Jeff Bosch. “We look forward to the continuing success of the event.”
Junior Achievement is the largest, fastest-growing, nonprofit economic education organization in the world. Junior Achievement reaches 22,000 northwestern Ohio k-12 students annually.