Consultant, Facilitator & Assessor and JASA Alumnus 1986
Grab this opportunity with both hands.
When I entered the Junior Achievement programme I thought that the only path available to me was social work but the programme unlocked the entrepreneurial spark in me. It uncovered my passion for accounting and provided the grounding I knew I would one day need if I was to start and run my own company.
Being allowed to make mistakes within the mini-company was a great way to really understand business without having to face the costly ramifications of real-world commerce. I believe in this programme so much that I have now returned to it as a Facilitator and comparing the material for the Mini Enterprise Programme to materials I use when training in companies, I am blown away by how relevant and concise it is. I could almost use it to train in corporates!
I entered the programme and was determined to prove to everyone that I could make it. I now hold an accounting qualification and run my own consulting business, so I guess that I have proven my point! My message to anyone involved with Junior Achievement is to grab this opportunity with both hands!