Going Global: UTC Expands Partnership with Junior Achievement

Going Global: UTC Expands Partnership with Junior Achievement

Supports program that will transform Chinese and American teens into global entrepreneurs

Jill Albertelli, Vice President, Procurement, Pratt & Whitney, reviews the week’s agenda with a student from Shanghai.

Jill Albertelli, Vice President, Procurement, Pratt & Whitney, and member of the JA Board of Southwest New England addresses the Chinese and American students at the Welcome Ceremony of the JA China Global Exchange program.

Lou Golden, President, JA Southwest New England, presents JA China Chairman Paul Chou with a plaque commemorating the inaugural JA China Global Exchange program.

Following his presentation on innovation, Nick Lappos, Senior Technical Fellow, Sikorsky Innovations answers questions from two Chinese students and encourages them to email him if they have additional questions.

Students work collaboratively to build a structure of spaghetti, string, and tape during the “Marshmallow Challenge” --- a team building exercise.

Students from Wallingford, Conn. and Shanghai, China get to know one another during the first day of the JA China Global Exchange program held at Yale University.

Yan Tougas, Senior Director of Business Practices at UTC, answers questions from students during his presentation on ethics, compliance and corporate social responsibility.

Following an interactive presentation, Yan Tougas, Senior Director of Business Practices at UTC, speaks with American and Chinese students about the difference between compliance and ethics.

The students from Shanghai and Wallingford tour the fields of Lyman Orchards in Middlefield, Conn. during the first field trip of the JA China Global Exchange program.

Enthusiastic students from Shanghai take photos of the vast sunflower fields at Lyman Orchards in Middlefield, Conn.

Tuesday, October 8, 2013 - 12:00pm

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On a warm and sunny August afternoon, 20 high school students from Shanghai, China and 20 more from Wallingford, Conn. laughed and chatted as they toured the lush fields of the 272-year-old Lyman Orchards farm in Middlefield, Conn.

It was a novel and exciting experience for 17-year-old Sisely Sun. “In Shanghai, I didn’t [ever] look at a farm,” she said with an infectious smile, adding that the field trip was something she’d been looking forward to as a highlight of her first visit to America.

She was also full of anticipation about an upcoming excursion to the New York Stock Exchange and another to the Lake Compounce amusement park in Bristol, Conn.

These and other outings provided an opportunity for the 40 students – members of a first-of-its-kind international initiative launched by Junior Achievement (JA) and sponsored by United Technologies Corporation (UTC) – to bond and get to know one another. 

Over the coming school year, these students will collaborate to build a global company.

It’s goal? To manufacture and sell a product that will generate profits, create a return for investors and transform its teenaged executives into entrepreneurs.

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