Knowing how to make a product, ensure it meets specifications and pleases the customer are basic elements in running a business. Recently, employees who work at the Kansas City National Security Campus (KCNSC), managed by Honeywell, spent time mentoring students at Junior Achievement’s new BizTown, teaching younger people how to build, test and market toy yo-yo’s as a way to run a business.
"JA BizTown has a wonderful platform for helping children in our community learn so many different real life skills. Having the opportunity to be one of the many well know KC area sponsors for this event, Honeywell FM&T is pleased and proud to be a part of this valuable experience and represent our industry. Not only is BizTown a great program, but it is a fantastic place to volunteer, break away from your regular job, and invest in our future workforce. My time with BizTown has left me encouraged about our community's future," said Sarah Zilliox, Senior Director of Human Relations at Honeywell FM&T.
JA BizTown immerses students in grades 4-6 in a simulated economy where they practice real-world skills. Within the Honeywell space, children get hands on learning experience. A key part of Junior Achievement's Capstone programs is the real-world experience of adult volunteers as they guide students through their visit to BizTown. Each volunteer helps between 4-7 students in JA BizTown to learn how an economy operates as they strive to successfully earn a business profit. Students learned varying aspects of careers at KCNSC including the roles of Project Engineer, Technician, Inspector and Marketing Director.
There will be several opportunities to volunteer at JA BizTown in the future. To learn more about JA BizTown and how to volunteer follow this link: Inspire and prepare young people to succeed | Junior Achievement of Greater Kansas City (ja.org)
Honeywell Federal Manufacturing & Technologies, LLC operates the Kansas City National Security Campus for the United States Department of Energy / National Nuclear Security Administration.