Titan Challenge Simulates Business Environment

TAKING THE CHALLENGE  - Eight Union business  students took the Titan Challenge at Hawkeye College. Pictured (l-r) are: Drake Mossman, Eli Kautz, Nick Weich, Matt Miller, Lauren Barz, Kristen Lowe, Austin Pauling and MacKenzie Harkness. Photo by Valerie Warren.

Eight Union High School students participated in the third annual Junior Achievement (JA) Titan Challenge which was held at Hawkeye Community College on May 1, 2013.

The JA Titan Challenge is an interactive online business simulation that offers a unique way for juniors and seniors to learn what it takes to compete in the marketplace and run a successful business. Students analyze situations, apply information under time pressure, interpret and chart data, think critically, make decisions, solve math problems and work together as a team. The goal is to reach a balance of supply and demand at an efficient cost of production.

All teams begin with equal levels of cash and inventory and manufacturing capacity. The team with the highest performance index (PI) is the winning team.

The Union teams of Nick Weich/Drake Mossman and MacKenzie Harkness/Austin Pauling made it to the final playoff round with MacKenzie and Austin receiving a consolation gift certificate.