Company Program

Students in Grades 9-12 have the opportunity to participate in our After School Company Program in Chatham-Kent , Sarnia Lambton and Windsor-Essex. Students are teamed up with students like themselves from around their area and have twenty weeks to take a business from start-up to liquidation. 


This year we will have 2 companies per area, totalling 6 companies that will be competing for the "Company of the Year" title!  Each company will create a business plan, choose a product, develop a marketing plan and complete a market research project.  Companies will produce and sell their products in hopes to reach a break even point and start making a profit.Many skills are gained through this program including:  presentation, management, teamwork, organization, communication, problem solving and so much more.


Through Company Program, Junior Achievement has created a legacy of exemplary project-based learning that produces tangible and lasting outcomes for our student participants. Achievers participate in a number of events including JA’s version of Dragon’s Den which we call Pitch It!, a Trade Fair where students have the opportunity to sell products, and an annual Open House where the public is invited to learn more about each company and their operations.


Throughout the year over $100,000 in National Busaries are made available through our head office as well as local bursaries being made available. Ask us how!


At the end of the program year, JA South Western Ontario invites all participants to attend our Evening of Excellence year-end banquet where we celebrate and hand out individual and corporate awards along with our local bursaries and seats to the Next Generation Leaders forum taking place at a location TBD. 


Are you up for the challenge?  Can you run a company in to success in only 20 weeks?  Register for the program today and learn to be an entrepreneur!


Join us on Monday evenings from 6:30 - 9:00pm. This program is FREE to all participants.




JA Centre,

60 William St. S.,
Chatham, ON



109 Durand St.,
Sarnia, ON


F.J. Brennan H.S.

910 Raymo Rd.,
Windsor, ON