H.B. Fuller Co. recently announced it has opened an Innovation Center in JA BizTown, a state-of-the-art experiential learning lab in Junior Achievement of the Upper Midwest’s (JAUM) new facility, the Junior Achievement James R. and Patricia Hemak Experiential Learning Center.
JA BizTown is reportedly a fully interactive free-market lab where students in grades 4-6 learn what it means to be responsible business leaders, consumers, workers, and citizens by participating in this simulated economy. Students perform specific jobs within 18 different shops, including the H.B. Fuller Innovation Center, each of which offers a consumer product or service.
“At H.B. Fuller, we know that our business is best positioned to succeed when our communities are thriving,” said Kimberlee Sinclair, executive director, H.B. Fuller Co. Foundation. “We know that through our partnership with Junior Achievement, H.B. Fuller can help make a meaningful impact in the lives of many local students, ultimately strengthening our entire community.”
“We’re grateful to H.B. Fuller for their generous sponsorship of the Innovation Center,” said Gina Blayney, JAUM president and CEO. “With their support, we're introducing today's youth to careers in Minnesota's greatest companies and providing them with an experiential learning opportunity that will prepare them to succeed in the workforce.”