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Are you a skilled trades or technology professional? Help the next generation discover these fascinating industries with JA's Company Program!

JA Central Ontario is recruiting volunteers from the skilled trades and technology sectors to empower the next generation with our flagship Company Program.


Company Program is an after-school learning experience that empowers high school students to start and run their own business. With the help of a student group and volunteer mentors, students create, manage, and liquidate a business in 18 weeks. 

Through this unique experience, students discover the fascinating, dynamic world of entrepreneurship. From setting up a business, creating a product and promoting a company, to learning teamwork, creativity and networking – participants develop all the skills they need to plan an exciting future.

Company Program runs from November 2021 to April 2022, and will be running in a virtual format through interactive online sessions.



Why volunteer with JA's Company Program?

Company Program Advisors mentor and support an incredible group of students through an 18-week entrepreneurial journey to create, run and liquidate a real start-up business. Resources, training and support for all volunteers is provided by the JA Company Program team.

As a Company Program Advisor, you will: 




Volunteer requirements
  • Expertise in the skilled trades or technology sectors
  • Complete online volunteer registration in September
  • Submit online police screening check and references
  • Attend mandatory Advisor Training in October
  • Attend weekly 2 to 3-hour virtual meetings with students and advising team from early November to April (plus additional preparation time)
  • Additional training as required



Find out more about Company Program

Watch the videos below to hear from previous Company Program students and find out more about this impactful program.





Become a Company Program volunteer
Fill out the form below to find out more about becoming a Company Program volunteer.


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