Junior Achievement Preparing and Inspiring Young People to Succeed

Junior Achievement preparing and inspiring young people to succeed

Junior Achievement’s purpose is to inspire and prepare young people to succeed in a global economy. They are the nation’s largest organization dedicated to giving young people the knowledge and skills they need to own their economic success, plan for their futures, and make smart academic and economic choices. Junior Achievement’s programs—in the core content areas of work readiness, entrepreneurship, and financial literacy—ignite the spark in young people to experience and realize the opportunities and realities of work and life in the 21st century.

At Crook County Schools, we use the curriculum for Career Success for our classes for the Youth Transition Program (YTP) and the Occupation Preparation class. YTP serves the Crook County High School, Central Oregon Intergovernmental Council (COIC), and Pioneer High School. Currently, there are Career Success classes at all three locations.

Junior Achievement is facilitated by a professional business person from the local community. They are usually business owners, Human Resource Directors, and managers. There is a business owner teaching the classes at Pioneer and COIC, and a member of the Mosaic Board of Directors teaching at Crook County High School.

Fred Hosillos, an instructor said, “the Junior Achievement Career Success class is a valuable tool that will prepare the local youth to know what to expect, and prepare them to navigate a work environment that is competitive and fast-changing.”

Students respond well to the hands-on approach of the class and having a person from the business community teach the class. It dovetails very well into the Occupation Prep Class that is offered every day during 1st period at CCHS. Junior Achievement is taught in seven class periods and covers interview techniques, soft skills, customer service skills, critical thinking, communication, and collaboration.

 

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