JA in a Day presented at Miller Middle School


Nate McCormick of Emerson presents to seventh graders at Miller Middle School as part of the Junior Achievement “JA in a Day” program on May 14. Students learned about the global marketplace from 18 Emerson employees who volunteered as instructors.

Emerson employees volunteer to instruct on global marketplace

Eighteen volunteers from Emerson gave an entire day to help Miller Middle School 7th graders learn more about business in the Junior Achievement program “JA in a Day” held on May 14.

Students rotated through five different lessons presented by Emerson employees as part of the JA Global Marketplace curriculum including Business and Customer, Business and Culture, Global Trade, Why Countries Specialize and Trade Barriers.

The students also were able to learn about Emerson, which is a global leader in valve manufacturing and one of the largest employers in Marshalltown.

“This is a great opportunity for Emerson to partner with Miller Middle School and really highlight to the students the impact they can have on the global marketplace,” said Jason Olberding, engineering director at Emerson.

Thank you to Emerson and Junior Achievement for partnering with us on this special day.

For more photos from the event, visit the MCSD Facebook page.


Jason Olberding of Emerson points out a valve manufactured by the company.


Keri Gaschler of Emerson helps out a Miller student.