Junior Achievement Finance Park Students get new Digital Curriculum

This story originally appeared on Technical.ly In partnership with Capital One, the new curriculum gives Wilmington students the tools they need to succeed in finance.Wilmington middle and high school students enrolled in the Junior Achievement Finance Park program now have the tools they need to further accelerate their finance educations.

Thanks to a grant from Capital One the students now have access to a redeveloped digital curriculum and custom software.

"Our focus on financial literacy education at this critical learning period develops a diverse talent pool that will be in demand for tomorrow's workforce in the Wilmington region," said Rob Eppes, President of Junior Achievement of Delaware.

The new curriculum is heavily tablet-based. Students will use the custom software to make financial decisions such as budgeting for a home, vehicle, student loans and healthcare. They'll also be involved in real-world simulations like online banking and paying bills.

"More than ever before, we have seen technology play an increasing role in financial transactions and the decisions people make about managing their money," said Jim Kelly, executive vice president and Delaware market president at Capital One. "We are proud to help our local Wilmington students leverage technology to access the skills and resources they will need not only to understand how financial decisions can impact their future, but also to learn, grow, and prosper in the digital age."

Gov. Jack Markell attended a ribbon-cutting to celebrate the launch of the new curriculum last Friday at Junior Achievement of Delaware, where students also demo'd some of the new tools.

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