UT to host Junior Achievement Business Challenge

November 7, 2012 | Events, UToday, Business and Innovation
By Bob Mackowiak

Approximately 70 students from 22 area high schools will participate in the Fifth Annual Junior Achievement of Northwestern Ohio’s Business Challenge competition Friday, Nov. 9, from 8 a.m. to 3 p.m. at The University of Toledo.

The event is an opportunity for northwest Ohio students to come together to test their leadership skills and business savvy and demonstrate the competitive nature of the free enterprise system.

The one-day hands-on business strategy tournament is geared toward high school students where scholarship opportunities exist.

Teams or “companies” of students compete against each other to market and manufacture a fictional product. Junior Achievement of northwest Ohio will award more than $32,000 in college scholarships to the top performing teams.

UT faculty and staff will serve as “business consultants” to the students, offering guidance, business principals and motivation.

The University of Toledo is the sponsor and host of the event, which will be held in the College of Business and Innovation’s Savage & Associates Complex for Business Learning and Engagement.

“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 postsecondary scholarships,” Junior Achievement of Northwestern Ohio President Jeff Bosch said. “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.

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