Save the Date for the 2014 JA Titan Challenge
The 2014 JA Titan Challenge will be held on Wednesday, April 2, 2014 at the Kirkwood Training and Outreach Center located in Marion.
What is the JA Titan Challenge
Using Junior Achievement’s high school simulation program, JA Titan, the JA Titan Challenge is a day-long competition which places high school students in the CEO seat to help increase their understanding of business. Young entrepreneurs are taught in an engaging way about the nuances of running a global business in a competitive, high-tech marketplace. Student teams of 2 have complete control of managing and operating their own virtual business and making key decisions. Companies (teams) are challenged to outperform the competition in profit, sales, and market share.
View photos from the 2013 JA Titan Challenge
Congratulations 2013 Winners!
1st Place Winners: James Krouse and Braxton Hall, Xavier High School
Mentor: Ron Maxa, Cedar Rapids Bank & Trust
2nd Place Winners: Abigail Kramer and Kyle Dlouhy, Xavier High School
Mentor: Tony Cerretti, Yellowbook
“I had an enjoyable time at the competition. It was highly competitive, but had a relaxed atmosphere. The mentors helped affirm our choices and gave occasional advice. The food was good, too!”.
- Dylan Mann, Linn-Mar High School
“JA Titan Challenge was a unique experience that was a lot of fun. It was neat to work with people in the business world to create our own virtual business.”
- Laura Moorman, North Linn High School
“I really enjoyed volunteering for the event. The Junior Achievement staff team does a great job, and I enjoyed working with the students and the other mentors. I definitely look forward to volunteering again next year.”
- Ryan Delaney, US Bank
“This is a great event to experience. It is fun to see our young adults applying classroom education with creative ideas to try and be successful. It also enforces that our education system, along with Junior Achievement programs, are developing bright, young individuals.”
- Kyle Kunz, Honkamp Kruger
A BIG thanks to the 2013 Event Sponsors!
City State Bank
Kirkwood Community College
Mount Mercy University
2013 Event Planning Committee Members
Jim Conklin, Rockwell Collins
Amanda Freeman, US Bank
John Osako, Informatics, Inc.
Courtney Smock, Pearson
Tom Vogel, Yellow Book USA
Shay Vrchoticky, US Bank
Ben Weber, Cedar Rapids Bank & Trust