Dec 29, 2014
As part of a J.P. Morgan-funded program that helps disadvantaged young Australians prepare for future employment, employees in the firm’s Sydney office recently showed students from Ingleburn High School in New South Wales how financial markets are relevant to their everyday lives.
Employees developed lessons plans, which they presented to more than 150 Commerce, Economics and Legal Studies students from five disadvantaged high schools through the “Business Blackboards” program, an initiative started by Australia non-profits the Beacon Foundation and Social Ventures Australia. Through the program, students hear from professionals about how lessons learned in school apply to the business world.
The program aims to inspire and prepare young people for life after graduation, engages students in real-life problem solving, and helps them select a career suited to them. Topics covered by J.P. Morgan employees during the sessions included stocks and bonds, economics, project management and new product development.