Boys & Girls Clubs serving Chattooga, Gordon, Murray and Whitfield Counties spent two days at the Junior Achievement Discovery Center at North Georgia in Cumming. On Wednesday, the students participated in JA BizTown where they stepped into a simulated economy and ran a business for the day. On Thursday, the students returned to JA Finance Park to discover how decisions they make today will impact their financial futures tomorrow.
The state is facing a workforce skills gap in the current economic landscape, which has a significant impact on productivity, economy and global competitiveness. As the Boys & Girls Club is placing a focus on these issues, local Whitfield area director Stephen Parrish said that the club plans to use "JA BizTown and JA Finance Park as a part of our overall workforce development program."
"JA is excited to support the efforts of Boys & Girls Clubs by teaching students how to apply lessons in the classroom to real-world problems," said Anna Adamson, director of Junior Achievement of Northwest Georgia. "The programs at the JA Discovery Center will equip our students with the skills they need to be college and career ready,"