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Bethel Hosts 3rd Annual TCU/JA Titan Challenge

High school students will become “CEO” for the day in a friendly competition known as the TCU/JA Titan Challenge on Friday, Mar. 4 from 9:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. at Bethel College in Goodman Gymnasium.

Sponsored by TCU and coordinated by the Junior Achievement (JA) program of Michiana, the Titan Challenge is a computer-simulated competition that JA has developed for schools and students. Such decisions like pricing, production, marketing, research and development and capital investments are made by students in order to run a business efficiently. The goal is to see who runs the most effective business model and makes the most money by the time the competition is over. High school juniors and seniors will compete in the program to make all the decisions required to run a business. Those include decisions about pricing, production, marketing, research, development and capital investments.

Students attending come from these local high schools: Penn (Mishawaka, Ind.); John Glenn (Walkerton, Ind.); Watervliet (Watervliet, Mich.) and New Prairie (New Carlisle, Ind.)

Bethel and Teacher’s Credit Union (TCU) will award scholarships to the winners. The first-place team members will each receive up to $2,000 each; second place will receive up to $1,000 each; and third place will receive  up to $500 each.

JA Worldwide is the world’s largest organization dedicated to educating students about workforce readiness, entrepreneurship and financial literacy through experiential, hands-on programs. Locally, JA of Michiana covers the counties of St. Joseph, Marshall and LaPorte in Indiana; and Berrien and Cass counties in Michigan. If you are interested in participating in JA, call 269.983.7579.

Bethel College is an accredited Christian college offering associate, bachelor’s and master’s degrees in more than 70 areas of study. The current enrollment of more than 2,100 includes students from 34 states and Puerto Rico, 19 countries, more than 25 denominations and 16 percent from culturally diverse backgrounds. Scholarships are available based upon a variety of factors including academic achievement, talent in the arts or athletics, ethnicity and church affiliation. In addition to its beautifully wooded 75-acre main campus in Mishawaka, Ind., Bethel also offers specific academic programs at sites in Elkhart, Ind., Fort Wayne, Ind., Dowagiac, Mich., and St. Joseph, Mich. Nursing programs are also offered in cooperation with Grace College in Winona Lake, Ind.