JA Titan® allows high school students to apply their business knowledge by competing online in a fictional industry. While simulating business quarters, students make decisions on price, production, marketing, capital investment and research & development. These decisions determine the success or failure of their virtual company, and help students understand what it’s like to work in a global economy.
Students within JA of the Heartland's territory get to put their skills and knowledge gained from JA Titan to the test by competing in the Drs. David & Agnes Palmer JA Titan Competition. Top performing teams are awarded scholarship money for post-secondary education.
Here's what our students say about the competition:
"JA Titan is an extremely engaging activity that helps students learn not only about the running of business, but also how to actively work in a team and cooperate." - JA Titan Student
"JA Titan has opened my eyes to all of the decisions that go on behind the scenes of a business. I learned a lot of financial tips and different strategies that companies use to be successful." - JA Titan Student
"Encouraging our students to pursue business careers is a great way to build competitive strength in our community. The Drs. David & Agnes Palmer JA Titan competition helps encourage students to become the business leaders of tomorrow."
- - Mark Post, Chief Operating Officer, Carver Pump Company
For more information, please contact Katie at firstname.lastname@example.org or 309-277-3919.
2017 JA Titan Champions!
Mediapolis High School, mentored by Don Schmidgall, Hawkeye Pedershaab
Second Place - Geneseo High School, mentored by Brett Decker, Central Bank Illinois
Third Place - Pleasant Valley High School, mentored by Lance Heuer, U.S. Bank
2017 Qualifying Rounds:
Tuesday, October 10th
- 1000 Lincoln Blvd, Clinton, IA
Participating School: Camanche High and Central DeWitt High
Advancing to the Scholarship Round: Central DeWitt High School Team C, mentored by Julie Olson from DeWitt Bank & Trust
Tuesday, October 17th
Participating School: North Cedar and West Liberty
Advancing to the Scholarship Round: West Liberty High School Team 1, mentored by J.J. Garcia from West Liberty State Bank
Wednesday, October 25th
- 312 E 3rd St, Kewanee, IL
Participating Schools: Annawan High, Galva High, Geneseo High, and Kewanee High
Advancing to the Scholarship Round: Geneseo High School Team 1, mentored by Brett Decker, Central Bank Illinois
Thursday, October 26th
- 6600 34th Ave Moline, IL 61265
Participating Schools: Moline High, Rock Island High, and United Township High
Advancing to the Scholarship Round: Moline High School Team 2, mentored by Dan Pulley, Deere & Co.
Friday, October 27th
- 173 IL-2, Dixon, IL
Participating Schools: Dixon High, LaSalle Peru High, Newman Central Catholic, and Princeton High
Advancing to the Scholarship Round: Princeton Township High School, mentored by Rick Clary, Central Bank Illinois
Thursday, November 2nd
- 518 Locust St, Davenport, IA
Advancing to the Scholarship Round: Pleasant Valley High School Team 1, mentored by Lance Heuer, U.S. Bank
- 210 Court St, Burlington, IA
Participating School: Burlington High, Mediapolis High and Wilton High
Advancing to the Scholarship Round: Mediapolis High School Team 1, mentored by Don Schmidgall, Hawkeye Pedershaab
Tuesday, November 7th
- 8342 NICC Drive, Peosta, IA
Participating Schools: Alternative Learning Center-Alta Vista Campus, Bellevue High, Dubuque Senior, Galena High, Southwestern Wisconsin High, Wahlert Catholic High, and Western Dubuque High
Advancing to the Scholarship Round: Galena High School, mentored by Dave Swisher, Benchmark Capital Group
Wednesday, November 15th
Sponsored by: Arby's