Middle School Students to participate in Junior Achievement Program Focusing on Work Readiness

April 12, 2017
Chippewa Falls, Wisconsin– Tomorrow, nearly 400 Chippewa Falls middle school students will learn about careers and work readiness through the JA It’s My Future educational program through Junior Achievement’s JA in a Day Career Exploration event. The career exploration event is sponsored by Advanced Laser where participating students will learn about how to keep or lose a job, hear about various careers through a career expo with 35 area business. Students will also have the opportunity to hear from entrepreneur Evan Middlesworth from Pine Hollow Recording Studio.
Thursday, April 13 from 8 a.m. until 12 p.m., 11 business leaders from the area will present Junior Achievement’s JA It’s My Future program at Chippewa Falls Middle School. The program curriculum introduces middle school students to career exploration activities with real-life examples shared by the participating business professionals. The morning also includes a Career Expo where students can gain some one-on-one insight with a variety of business careers. Businesses volunteering at this event include:
Dove Healthcare – Wissota Health & Regional Vent Center
Advanced Laser
Chippewa Chamber of Commerce
People’s Midwest Bank
Security Financial Bank
Northwestern Mutual
Mason Companies
M3 Insurance
Wausau Financial Services
Chippewa Valley Technical College
Riverview Hospital
UW-Extension Chippewa County
Market & Johnson
Great Northern, Inc.
C4 Solutions LLC
Chippewa Falls School District
Royal Credit Union
Chippewa Falls Police Department
Heath Services
Metropolis Resort and Conference Center
Chippewa County Public Health Department
Mid-State Truck Service, Inc.
Xcel Energy

Junior Achievement programs focus on work readiness, entrepreneurship and financial literacy. Students learn how to create and use a personal budget, understand the importance of teamwork and problem-solving skills and learn how to apply entrepreneurial thinking to the workplace or to running a business.
Junior Achievement (JA) is the world's largest non-profit organization dedicated to educating 2nd-12th students about entrepreneurship, financial literacy and work-readiness through experiential hands-on programs. District staff collaborates with more than 690 volunteers and 670 teachers, educating more than 16,600 students throughout northwestern Wisconsin last school year. For more information visit us at http://wisconsin.ja.org/northwest-district or call 715-835-5566.
Lynn Barrie, Marketing Development Manager
lbarrie@jawis.org, (715) 835-5566 ext.26