Miller Supports Budding Entrepreneurs
In 2011, Miller Welding employees in Appleton, WI helped over 3,000 students in kindergarten through high school discover the world of business through the Junior Achievement program. Junior Achievement is a national, non-for-profit organization with local chapters of volunteers who teach on the subjects of business leadership, career readiness, financial literacy and entrepreneurship. Volunteers also help facilitate experiential learning opportunities while working with students onsite in their classrooms, in local schools across the country. The program provides an invaluable curriculum not typically offered in either public or private schools.
For ITW, it is an opportunity to support the spirit of entrepreneurship and develop the leadership skills in young people that will empower them for the global economy. Approximately 90 Miller employees volunteered their time for JA in 17 districts and 125 classrooms within a 20-mile radius of Appleton. Miller has a long history of supporting the program, with many employees serving as seasoned JA instructors.
ITW has been supporting Junior Achievement for nearly 60 years, and in addition to our Wisconsin volunteers, we have active partnerships with the Chicago, South Texas, West Texas, Cleveland, North Central Alabama, Northwestern Ohio, and Atlanta regional chapters.