The Peter J. King Family Foundation Experiential Learning Lab
311 Commerce Street
JA BizTown, MN 55104

Utility Company

The Utility Company provides JA BizTown businesses with all their energy needs. Each business will have the opportunity to earn alternative energy credits toward utility payments. Employees will educate citizens about ways to conserve energy as well as the benefits of renewable energy. Employees will also explore solar energy as an alternative source.

Jobs Available

CEO

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  • Learns about the benefits of solar energy
  • Obtains bank loan
  • Signs all business payroll and expense checks
  • Makes business operational decisions
  • Prepares and gives speeches at Town Meetings
  • Assists with all business duties when employees are on break

CFO

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  • Learns about the benefits of solar energy
  • Inputs employee payroll information
  • Prints and distributes employee payroll checks
  • Prints and distributes business expense checks
  • Keeps all records of business expenses and payments
  • Makes business deposits at Bank
  • Signs business checks if CEO is not available

RENEWABLE ENERGY PORTFOLIO MANAGER

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  • Learns about the benefits of solar energy
  • Sets the renewable energy goal for the day with the CEO and Digital Marketing Manager
  • Computes and prints Utility bills
  • Works with the Digital Marketing Manager to achieve the energy goal
  • Reports to Sustainability Director of City Hall, the Newspaper and JA BizTown Staff about the day’s energy use and savings

DIGITAL MARKETING MANAGER

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  • Learns about the benefits of solar energy
  • Sets the renewable energy goal for the day with the CEO and Renewable Energy Portfolio Manager
  • Educates businesses about renewable energy and the solar panels on roof
  • Sells the Solar Energy Program to the business’ CEOs
  • Reports results to the Renewable Portfolio Manager

WATER QUALITY ENGINEER

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  • Learns how our water is treated to make it safe for drinking
  • Collects and tests the different sources of water in JA BizTown and their community for contaminants
  • Analyzes results and makes recommendations about treatment
  • Educates citizens about conserving water with a Quiz Game

SOLAR ENERGY ENGINEER

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  • Learns about the benefits of solar energy
  • Researches, plans and builds a solar powered car
  • Uses Google Project Sunroof to gather data about the solar potential of their school and makes a recommendation to the Sustainability Director

You may enjoy working here if you like:

Conservation
Math
Alternative Energy
Research
Goal setting

Students in Action