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UT hosts 5th Junior Achievement Business Challenge

Kelly Melchior – Junior Achievement
419 865-5511 ext. 208

Approximately 70 students from 22 area high schools will participate in the 5th Annual Junior Achievement of Northwestern Ohio’s Business Challenge competition on Friday, Nov. 9 from 8 a.m. to 3 p.m. at The University of Toledo.

The Junior Achievement Business Challenge 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 northwestern Ohio will be awarding over $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 newest facility, the Savage & Associates Complex for Business Learning and Engagement.

Junior Achievement of Northwestern Ohio President Jeff Bosch said, “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 post-secondary scholarships. We look forward to the continuing success of the event.”

Junior Achievement is the largest, fastest-growing, non-profit economic education organization in the world. Junior Achievement reaches 22,000 northwestern Ohio k-12 students annually.

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