JA’s Regional Titan Competition to be held March 12 in Mankato
March 9, 2015 – Junior Achievement of Greater Mankato and Enventis will partner this week to provide local high school students an opportunity to showcase their entrepreneurial skills and have the chance to win college scholarships. On Thursday, March 12, nearly 100 high school students from across southern Minnesota will compete at the Regional 2015 JA Titan event which will be held at South Central College.
JA Titan is a simulated competition in which high school students work in teams to create and run a fictitious company, demonstrating math and analytical skills to maximize profits and most effectively run the business in an interactive computer simulation. Students make decisions on price, production, marketing, capital investment, and research and development.
“Enventis is proud to continue its long history of supporting Junior Achievement by sponsoring the 2015 JA Titan Regional Competition,” said Jennifer Spaude, director of corporate communications at Enventis. “This event is a unique opportunity for young people to apply their learnings, business concepts and entrepreneurial thinking in a real-world, simulated business environment.”
Enventis is a long-time community supporter of Junior Achievement. In addition to financial support, Enventis employees donate their time and expertise teaching the JA curriculum to students in the classroom.
The top four teams will advance to the 2015 JA Titan State Competition to be held on May 6 in the Twin Cities. More than $5,000 in scholarships will be awarded at the regional competition in Mankato on March 12.
About Junior Achievement of the Upper Midwest
Junior Achievement of the Upper Midwest (JA) has been serving students in Minnesota, North Dakota and Western Wisconsin since 1949. This school year the organization will reach more than 157,500 students in grades K-12 with financial literacy, college and career readiness and entrepreneurship education. JA programs are implemented by more than 8,000 volunteers, mostly business professionals, who share their skills and experience to motivate and inspire students to succeed. Junior Achievement of Greater Mankato reaches nearly 8,000 students each year. Learn more about JA at www.jaum.org.
Enventis is a leading provider of advanced communication solutions including data, cloud and IT services to businesses throughout the upper Midwest. The company also provides residential broadband services in select southern Minnesota and northwest Iowa communities. Enventis is a subsidiary of Consolidated Communications (NASDAQ:CNSL, news, filings), serving 11 states. Learn more at enventis.com