February 25, 2013
A local high school is taking part in an experience that will prepare them for their future in the business world.
The 8th annual Pennsylvania
Business Week has arrived at
The sophomore class will take a breather from their regular class schedule for the next five days, in order to completely emerge themselves in business week.
Students will work in teams to run a fictitious company in a virtual market place.
They'll be responsible for all aspects of the business, including finances and advertising.
Today, students are receiving envelopes telling them what kind of company they'll run.
They're going to name the business and decide a slogan.
Several student from each group will be campaigning in front of their peers for a CEO position.
This is all organized by
a company called Americans for the Competitive
Representatives put together the packets and oversee the teachers and students through the business week process.
Valerie Laufenberg is the Executive Director of ACES. He says the goal of Pennsylvania Business Week is to show students what they're working for while in high school, and to prepare them for business in the real world. She wants students to experience the different positions available in companies.
On Friday, the students teams will wear business attire and present the company to a panel of business professionals.
There's a cash prize for each winning team member, just like a bonus in the real business world.
ACES travels to schools all
It's funded through generous community members who believe in the project and want to bring it into schools in their community.