As part of Junior Achievement's (JA) Job Shadow Day program, approximately 60 students from Portage High School will visit the Indiana Welcome Center in Hammond on Thursday, Feb. 5, to meet with employees of the South Shore Convention and Visitors Authority. Beginning at 9:30 a.m., students will learn how different professions work together and help the organization run.


The program is part of Junior Achievement of Northwest Indiana's efforts to promote financial and economic literacy among young people, and helps prepare them with work readiness skills for the future. During the program, South Shore CVA employees will talk to the students about their educational backgrounds, roles and responsibilities within the organization, covering a wide range of professions including marketing, information technology, communications, sales, accounting and human resources.


Junior Achievement Job Shadow Day

Indiana Welcome Center

Thursday, Feb. 5

9:30 a.m. - 12:30 p.m.

7770 Corinne Drive

Hammond, Ind. 46323


Junior Achievement is a volunteer organization dedicated to inspiring and preparing young people to succeed in a global economy. Through a dedicated volunteer network, JA provides in school and after school programs that focus on work readiness, entrepreneurship and financial literacy skills. Junior Achievement is currently in more than 100 schools throughout Lake and Porter counties.


For information on the South Shore CVA, contact Stacina Stagner, communications coordinator, at 219-554-2175 or For more information on Junior Achievement of Northwest Indiana, contact Roslyn Malouhos, program manager for the NWI division, at