JA Supporter of the Week: Jennifer Carreiro
Published: Wednesday, 13 Jan 2021
For her outstanding support of Junior Achievement and her dedication to helping students reach their full potential … we are excited to announce Jennifer Carreiro of Greater New Bedford Regional Vocational Technical High School as our JA Supporter of the Week!
Jennifer is the Business & Technology teacher at Greater New Bedford Regional Vocational Technical High School. She is a great supporter of Junior Achievement and always goes above and beyond to provide exciting, interactive learning opportunities for her students that help them make a connection between what they learn in the classroom and how it can help them in the real world.
Jennifer has organized more than 20 job shadow experiences for her students over the past four years. The JA Job Shadow program provides students with the opportunity to visit local businesses where they can observe a professional work environment, learn about the careers that are available, and speak with employees about their jobs. Students also learn which skills are necessary in a particular industry and the importance of educational attainment in achieving their goals.
Every year Jennifer also coordinates and chaperones her students’ participation in JA’s Titan Business Challenge. This is an annual business strategy competition in which over 200 high school students from across Southern Massachusetts come together at UMass Dartmouth to learn foundational business skills through an online interactive business simulator, hear from some of the region’s top leaders, and compete for important scholarships awards that can help make a higher education possible. Jennifer helps her students prepare for the event by reviewing important business concepts, running practice competitions in class, and encouraging them to practice on their own at home. This hard work proved even more rewarding last year as one of her student teams came in first place and shared $3,000 in scholarship awards.
“Jennifer recognizes the importance of allowing her students to experience a variety of business models that relate to their world of business technology. She helps them prepare for the world of work with programs that focus on achieving career success and thinking entrepreneurially. Junior Achievement, Jennifer’s students, and the community all benefit greatly from her efforts!” – Elaine Meredith, Junior Achievement of Southern Massachusetts Program Director
With deep gratitude for her support of Junior Achievement and her dedication to helping prepare students to succeed in school and in life, we are proud to honor Jennifer Carreiro as our JA Supporter of the Week!