Today, Junior Achievement USA and global asset manager Janus Henderson Investors are announcing the launch of the new JA Titan®, an online simulation that allows teens to start and run a virtual business.
“JA Titan has been a popular JA educational offering for many years, but this is a newly reimagined version,” said Jack E. Kosakowski, President and CEO of Junior Achievement USA. “We anticipate the new design-based approach made possible with the support of Janus Henderson will make JA Titan especially compelling to today’s ‘digital natives’ who we had in mind when we redeveloped it.”
Tiphani Krueger, Janus Henderson Foundation President and Co-Head of Human Resources at Janus Henderson Investors, said: “At Janus Henderson we believe in elevating the knowledge of our youth. We have a great partnership with Junior Achievement and we are excited to be rolling out such an interactive and innovate program, JA Titan will help students learn critical decision-making and problem-solving skills in a virtual environment”
JA Titan is a simulation-based program in which high school students compete as business CEOs in the phone industry, experiencing firsthand how an organization evaluates alternatives, makes decisions, analyzes the outcomes of those decisions, and then strategizes what to do next. With a focus on financial literacy and insights into the workforce, JA Titan brings business economics to life. As students work in teams, or on their own, to make financial decisions about production, marketing, research and development (R&D), and corporate social responsibility (CSR), they begin to see how every choice made in an organization relates to its future success.
JA Titan is offered in a variety of delivery models to accommodate different learning formats being used by educators this school year. For more information about Junior Achievement and learning experiences like the JA Titan, visit www.JA.org.