The workforce skills gap has a significant impact on our nation's productivity, economy, and global competitiveness. Learn more about this issue and how Junior Achievement is addressing it, by teaching students how to apply the knowledge they learn in the classroom to real-world problems and equipping them with the skills they need to be college- and career-ready.
Junior Achievement’s 2015 Teens and Personal Finance Survey, sponsored by The Allstate Foundation, examines teens’ attitudes and behaviors around money management. Some surprising differences between parents’ and teens’ responses came out of this year's study.
Educators, businesses, and nonprofit education organizations have a timely opportunity to solve a vexing problem facing American businesses: Graduating students are inadequately prepared to participate in a meaningful way to their employers’ success because they lack basic skills such as communication, problem solving, and critical thinking.
As a complement to its focus on helping all students understand the importance of staying in school, Junior Achievement is helping to positively impact one of the biggest economic and social issues facing our country—the high school graduation rate. Read about JA's comprehensive study to develop a model focused on increasing this important metric.