JA Nova Scotia responds in favour to Nova Scotia’s ongoing investment in youth, education and job training

For Immediate Release

JA Nova Scotia responds in favour to Nova Scotia’s ongoing investment in youth, education and job training

Nova Scotia (April 20, 2016) – JA Nova Scotia supports this year’s budget commitment in education by the Government of Nova Scotia.  

“The budget continues to demonstrate a priority for students, especially via the Department of Early Education and Childhood Development’s Action Plan”, said President and CEO, Kristin Williams.

In the Action Plan, Government made a commitment to build a modern education system, create an innovative curriculum, promote inclusive school environments and advance excellence in teaching and leadership. JA Nova Scotia is a critical partner of Government and its goal to explore and create positive and productive career exploration opportunities, increase financial literacy and develop entrepreneurial skills and attributes.  In this budget, Government committed an additional $9.8 million for the priorities addressed in the Action Plan. In 2015-2016 school year, the Action Plan resulted in expanded JA programs in all school boards including reaching 100% of grade 9 students with programs in personal budgeting, the importance of staying in school and career reflection.

“We want every school, business, community and young person engaged with JA because we know that it will result in the higher rates of youth entrepreneurship, employment and community involvement” added Williams.

To learn more about JA, get involved, volunteer or donate, visit www.janovascotia.ca.

About Junior Achievement

JA Nova Scotia provides hands-on experiential learning in the classroom and through extra-curricular activities. Programs focus on three educational pillars: financial literacy, workplace readiness, and entrepreneurship. Junior Achievement recruits volunteers from the business community to collaborate on the delivery of programs, which exposes students to real world business perspectives and ideas.

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Contact
Kristin Williams
President & CEO
Junior Achievement of Nova Scotia
kwilliams@janovascotia.ca
(902) 454-4564 x 107


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