The Caterpillar Foundation has partnered with Junior Achievement across the county to help prepare and inspire young people for the global economy.
"Much like the Caterpillar values, integrity, excellence, teamwork, and commitment, Junior Achievement of Arkansas is centered upon the competency training and character development of future leaders of the Arkansas workforce. The Caterpillar Foundation is proud to support Junior Achievement, which is committed to ensuring our children have the skills they need to be successful in a global workforce," said Paul Rivera, General Manager of the North Little Rock Caterpillar Facility.
JA of Arkansas is a nonprofit organization focused on providing young people the knowledge and skills they need to own their economic success, plan for their future, and make smart academic and economic choices. Corporate and community volunteers deliver relevant, hands-on experiences that educate students about financial literacy, work readiness and entrepreneurship.
"With the support of local companies, like Caterpillar, Junior Achievement programs reached over 6,000 students in this community last year," said Chad Kauffman, president of JA of Arkansas.