JA Quebec (formerly Jeunes Entreprises du Québec) and its volunteers are dedicated to offering free training for students between 10 and 18 years old to encourage them to make smart decisions about their field of studies and careers, teach them about financial literacy, help them understand business realities and prepare them for the world of entrepreneurship.
We also offer additional activities which enable youth to develop skills such as leadership, creativity, collaboration and problem solving, attributes sought by employers and essential to start a business. We work upstream of other organisations that take over when young people are further along their career path.
What happens to participating students of our programs when they finish high school? Can they still receive training or get information on entrepreneurship? Yes, they can. JA Québec has developed partnerships with other organizations involved with entrepreneurship. These organizations work with young people interested in entrepreneurship, inform them about project opportunities or mentorship, either as part of their studies at CEGEP and University, or when they start a business.
Here is the list of these organizations: