JA Skills Challenge with Zurich International

Junior Achievement is the Island’s largest education charity helping young people to develop skills for the workplace and each year we raise £300,000 to support 5,000 students. We deliver a range of professionally developed workshops with the support of more than 240 volunteers from business and the wider community. Our charity feels it is important to provide additional careers support to students impacted by the pandemic.


Students will work in teams to solve a real life business challenge. Each workshop will have a different theme.  Each team will work with a volunteer mentor or a JA member of staff.

Teams are asked to present their idea to a panel of judges. The judges will then decide which team has come up with the best solution and each member of the winning team will be awarded a £50 cash prize.

If a child is not confident in presenting there are other ways in which they can support their team.

If your child is attending with a friend, it is likely they will be put into separate groups to help them meet new people and develop their communication skills. It will mean that all students are in the same position and do not feel left out.

Each workshop will accommodate up to 40 students and we will provide lunch.

Dates & Times

With the kind support of Zurich International we will be running four one day challenges and places are free of charge.

Tuesday 3rd August – 11 year olds

Wednesday 4th August – 15 – 16 year olds

Tuesday 10th August – 12 year olds    THIS WORKSHOP IS NOW FULL

Wednesday 11th August – 13 – 14 year olds

With the borders due to open on 1st July please can we ask that you only register your child if you know you will be on Island during the specified dates as places are at a premium.

These events will be held at the Villa Marina from 9.15am – 3.30pm.

Important information 

For more information please contact Sue Cook, CEO of Junior Achievement by calling 666266 or emailing suecook@jaiom.im