Youngstown State University’s Williamson College of Business Administration hosts the third annual JA Titan Business Challenge on Thursday, March 15, 8 a.m. to 2:30 p.m. in Williamson Hall on campus.
Junior Achievement of Mahoning Valley is expecting 18 teams of high school students from Mahoning, Trumbull and Columbiana counties to attend the event, which is designed increase the understanding of running a business in a competitive, high-tech marketplace. Each team consisting of up to three students will work with a local business mentor. Student will use an interactive online business simulation called JA Titan that offers a unique way to learn what it takes to compete in the marketplace and to run a successful business. JA Titan is designed to compliment high school economics, math and social studies curriculum.
JA students will determine the success or failure of their business based on how well they manage key issues such as setting prices, filling production requests, establishing marketing, investing in research and development, and capital equipment. Students analyze situations, apply information under time pressure, interpret and chart data, think critically, make decisions, solve mathematical problems and work together using the software.
The event is sponsored by WCBA, Home Savings Charitable Foundation and Falcon Foundry Co.. For more information, call Christine Shelton, WCBA coordinator of external relations, at 330-941-3068.