GGC featured in Junior Achievement BizTown

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Interim Senior Vice President for Academic and Student Affairs/Provost Lois C. Richardson and President Stas Preczewski stand in front of the college’s BizTown store front.
Interim Senior Vice President for Academic and Student Affairs/Provost Lois C. Richardson and President Stas Preczewski stand in front of the college’s BizTown storefront.

Georgia Gwinnett College has partnered with Junior Achievement (JA) to establish a presence in Discovery Center at Gwinnett by sponsoring a “storefront” in JA BizTown.

This unique learning environment creates an opportunity where all Gwinnett County sixth graders are able to apply classroom lessons to a simulated macro-economy in which they take on the roles of employee, taxpayer and consumer.

During a visit to JA BizTown, students receive unique job assignments and work in teams at their assigned businesses. By the end of each simulation, students complete a day’s work, develop personal budgets and make purchasing decisions.

GGC was recognized as a founding partner during the recent grand opening event. Corporate, civic and educational leaders toured the facility and learned about the anticipated impact on the thousands of students who will participate in the program.

See the Junior Achievement Discovery Center site renderings and sponsor list.

Guests at BizTown’s grand opening take photos of the GGC storefront.
Guests at BizTown’s grand opening take photos of the GGC storefront.
In this view of GGC’s Biztown storefront, one can see computers students will use for interactive exercises.
In this view of GGC’s Biztown storefront, one can see computers students will use for interactive exercises.

 

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