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Junior Achievement receives $10,000 from SaskTel

June 12, 2014



ENP Newswire - 12 June 2014

Release date- 11062014 - As Saskatchewan continues to flourish we are looking to the future.

That future is the youth of our province and thanks to SaskTel students in Saskatchewan will also be looking toward their futures with educational programming from Junior Achievement. The $10,000 sponsorship from SaskTel will ensure that more than 1000 elementary school students in Saskatchewan will be presented the 'Technology & Innovation' program through Junior Achievement. This program encourages students to define new ideas for business and society by learning about our technological past and present. Technology & Innovation helps students discover the value and necessity of change in economic and social progress.

'As SaskTel looks to long term sustainability in a market continually more driven by technology, our ability to transition from our roots as a telecommunications company to a full service Information Communications Technology (ICT) company is largely dependent on the next generation of employees, our youth,' says Ron Styles, SaskTel President and CEO. 'Any program that engages youth to adopt and explore the possibilities of technology is one that SaskTel supports because these young innovators represent the future of our company.'

About the 'Technology & Innovation' Program

Technology & Innovation engages elementary school students in activities to define new ideas for business and society by learning about our technological past and present. Volunteers lead an exploration of our major business sectors and the contributions of Canadian inventors. Technology & Innovation helps students discover the value and necessity of change in economic and social progress.

About Junior Achievement of Saskatchewan

Junior Achievement of Saskatchewan, a not-for-profit organization funded primarily by corporations and foundations, provides innovative programs and learning opportunities that stimulate and inspire elementary, middle and high school students to value free enterprise, understand business and economics, and develop entrepreneurial and leadership skills. Last year, programs and events reached over 20,000 Saskatchewan youth.

For more information, contact:

Darren Hill

President & CEO

Junior Achievement of Saskatchewan

306)-955-5267 or dhill@jasask.org

Tara Tibeau

Manager of External Communications

SaskTel

306)-777-4548 or tara.tibeau@sasktel.com

Find Junior Achievement of Saskatchewan on Facebook: http://www.facebook.com/JASask

Follow Junior Achievement of Saskatchewan on Twitter: @JASask


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Source: ENP Newswire


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