One hundred students from six regional high schools attended the annual Western Pennsylvania Junior Achievement Titan Business Challenge at the IUP Eberly College of Business and Information Technology on March 12, 2019. Participating in this year’s competition were students from Berlin Brothersvalley, Chestnut Ridge, Greater Johnstown, Marion Center, Penns Manor, and Somerset school districts.
The Titan Challenge is a business strategy tournament using an online business educational program. The competition is uniquely designed for teams of three students to exercise student creativity, test leadership skills, and demonstrate the competitive nature of the free enterprise system.
Jae Karlinsky, a Penns Manor sophomore, enjoys the competition because be believes it will enable him “to achieve greater things later in life.” Teams from Penns Manor High School won first, second, and third place at this year’s regional competition.
Junior Achievement USA reaches more than 4.8 million students per year
in 209,651 classrooms and after-school locations. JA programs are taught
by volunteers in inner cities, suburbs, and rural areas throughout the
Eberly College is pleased to introduce prospective students to the IUP campus and strengthen its relationship with regional secondary education business and technology instructors by annually hosting the leadership challenge.