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Guardsman meets future entrepreneurs

Published:Monday | May 23, 2016 | 5:04 AM
Sheila Benjamin McNeill, Guardsman Group director, is interviewed by JA Biztown TV'’s news anchors.
A student from North Street Primary speaks on his radio as he assumes the role of security manager of the Guardsman Group for the day.
Renee Menzies McCallum, managing director, Guardsman Armoured, looks on as students from North Street Primary show their day'’s duties.
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As one of the sponsors of JA Biztown, the Guardsman Group Limited team recently spent the morning with the students to see what a day in JA Biztown is like.

JA BizTown is designed to develop the business intelligence quotient of students at the grade five level while improving their performance on standardised tests. This immersion experience at this age, will play a critical role in improving the economic prospects of our nation.

It features a comprehensive learning curriculum that focuses on the student's role in the economy. After the completion of several weeks of specialised in-class learning, students will apply for jobs at various companies at JA BizTown.

JA BizTown consists of a mini-city consisting of several real-life private sector businesses, that will allow students to work in various roles in a simulated economy.