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Junior Achievement USAR is proud to announce the 2013 JA National Student Leadership Summit
June 17 - June 20, 2013 in Washington D.C.
This pinnacle event brings together 75 students from across the United States in our Nation's capital for three days of high impact JA experiences. The Summit features the JA Company of the Year Competition, the FedEx Access Seminar, and an evaluation by New York Stock Exchange (NYSE) executives on which company performed the best financially according to their annual report.
Participating students will be determined through a selection process that will identify 15 JA Company teams who will be invited to attend the event. The awards will be presented at the culminating Gala Awards Dinner at the Ronald Reagan Building and International Trade Center.
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|PASHA Bank-funded "Sustainable Enterprise Development Program" Continue Delivering Business Meetings, Public Awareness Campaigns and Business Consulting in Baku and Guba
PASHA Bank and Junior Achievement Azerbaijan continues the Sustainable Enterprise Development (SEDP) Program, which is aimed to establish and develop youth-led SMEs in Baku and Guba, and enhance their efficiency through capacity-building activities and enabling business environment.
At the current stage of the program the participants finalize business plans and prepare to exhibit their products and services during a conclusive event that will take place in April. Junior Achievement Azerbaijan also links the program participants with business advisers who assist in a transition from a 'paper model' to a real enterprise. Business meetings also give the participants the opportunity to learn from experience of business specialists, study the requirements of a consumer market, and explore innovative solutions applied in commercial activity.
"This is the best opportunity for me and my counterparts to interact with youth and to contribute to the growth of regional SMEs by sharing our business experience," Parviz Valiyev, the one of leading specialists on business crediting, says... read more
|Bakcell-funded 'Careers in Mobile Telecom' Program Helps Undergraduates in Ganja and Mingachevir to Explore Business Ethics and Work-readiness Skills
Bakcell, the First Mobile Operator and the Leading Mobile Internet Provider of Azerbaijan, and Junior Achievement Azerbaijan continue implementation of the 'Careers in Mobile Telecom' program in Mingachevir Polytechnic Institute, Azerbaijan University of Technology and Azerbaijan State Agrarian University. The program is conducted in partnership with Alcatel-Lucent Azerbaijan and Alcatel-Lucent University in Turkey.
Launched in July 2012 the 'Careers in Mobile Telecom' program provides trainings on work-readiness and business ethics, teaches the essentials of management and demonstrates how the mobile telecommunications business works.
During the program's first stage the participants learned work-preparedness skills through Junior Achievement's 'Success Skills' project that provides engaging and experiential learning sessions in work-readiness education and career perspectives. Then, the program proceeded with business ethics training that helped the students to explore their own ethical values and philosophy, and recognize key ethical issues... read more
|The Central Bank Holds Training on Raising Banking and Financial Literacy
The Central Bank of the Republic of Azerbaijan held training for university students within 'Financial literacy' and 'Exchange of knowledge' projects jointly with Junior Achievement Azerbaijan. The training is conducted within PASHA Bank-financed the 'Banks in Action' project.
The training on fundamentals of banking and the Central Bank's role in the banking system took place in the Center for Research and Development of the Central Bank on 11-15 February 2013. The training will help to enhance knowledge and practical skills of students on banking and finance.
Central Bank specialists delivered in-depth information to the students on central banking, the structure of the banking system, the role of banks in the economy, and banking regulation. 20 students of Azerbaijan State Economic University, Baku State University and Qafqaz University attended the training. Participants were awarded with certificates at the end of the training.
The Central Bank is planning to hold a number of events aimed at various target groups within the 'Financial literacy' project in accordance with its 2011-2014 strategic goals.
|Deloitte and Junior Achievement Azerbaijan to Equip Undergraduates with Career Preparedness Skills
Throughout December 2012, within the 'Student Career Preparedness Program' (SCPP,) Deloitte and Junior Achievement Azerbaijan engaged 20 students of the Azerbaijan State Economic University in specialized business trainings on work-readiness and business ethics.
Started in October 2012 the Student Career Preparedness Program will engage the most successful students in the internship with Deloitte Baku office. The program participants selected from "Special Talented Group," "International Economic Relations," "Accounting and Audit," and "Finance and Credit" departments of the University.
The training program started with work-readiness training that continued till the end of December. Students were introduced engaging, academically enriching, and experiential learning sessions in work-readiness education and career perspectives through Junior Achievement's 'Success Skills' project. The project is developed by Junior Achievement Worldwide, the U.S. Department of Justice, Office of Juvenile Justice and Delinquency Prevention and Manpower, Inc. and is built around 16 Success Skills that help the student to answer the question "What I need to know to find, get, and keep a job?"... read more
|The Youth Business Leadership Project Paves The Way For Students' Careers
Within the 'Youth Business Leadership Project' Junior Achievement Azerbaijan launched the Internship Program that places the project participants - students of Azerbaijan State Economic University and Baku State University on job sites and provides them the opportunity to practice work-readiness skills and explore career opportunities in the real work environment.
Throughout February-April 2013, 25 selected students participated in the extensive internship program at Azerfon LLC, Seabak, Madad, Reform Centre, AECOM, Goldenpay, and FINCA. Instructed by their mentors - the staff members of the hosting company - the students conducted self-assessment, explored the work of the companies' departments, learned about staff responsibilities, and received instructions on employer expectations.
One of the interns, Nijat Akhundov from Azerbaijan State Economic University, were hired by Azerfon LLC. Nijat assisted the sales analyst department and learned criteria of sales vision, how to define the sales strategies and channels, to work with small and middle data, to explore fundamentals of analysis and analytical logic, and to prepare reports on multiply sales channels. "I am so lucky to have this chance to intern at Azerfon LLC as this experience is invaluable for me," said Nijat upon graduating from the internship. After internship program Nijat received a job offer from Azerfon to join their team as a Junior Analyst at Sales Performance Analyzing Department...
|Dan Feder from PricewaterhouseCoopers Joins JAA Board of Directors
Junior Achievement Azerbaijan welcomes Mr. Dan Feder, Assurance Services Leader of PwC Azerbaijan, as the new member to the Board of Directors. Dan Feder joined PwC Azerbaijan in 2012 from his previous position of a Senior Assurance Partner for PwC Kazakhstan, responsible for the audits of a significant portfolio of clients in various industries, with emphasis on oil and gas.
Mr. Feder had joined PwC in New Zealand in 1992 and as an Assurance Partner, led statutory audit, internal audit and risk assurance services. He was a member of the Professional Practices Board of the NZICA and helped promulgate professional practice standards for the New Zealand accounting profession. Prior to his arrival in Kazakhstan, Dan had been the Assurance Services Leader for PwC in Egypt and in Bahrain, and led audits of major operations of multi-national companies.