COLORADO SPRINGS, Colo., June 25, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Junior Achievement USA has honored Jonas Prising, ManpowerGroup CEO, with the Albert E. Suter Award for Exceptional Leadership. The award was presented June 17, 2014, in Washington, D.C., in conjunction with the Junior Achievement USA national board of directors meeting. The award is named for Al Suter, retired chief operating officer of Emerson, a long-time Junior Achievement board member and advocate; it was presented to Prising in recognition of his leadership and contributions to Junior Achievement and to the future success of the nation's youth.
Prising is a past chairman of Junior Achievement USA, and currently serves on its board of directors. He also serves on the board of Junior Achievement of Wisconsin.
Jack E. Kosakowski, president and chief executive officer of Junior Achievement USA, said, "Jonas' leadership has had a significant, positive impact on the strategic direction of Junior Achievement, and on the students we serve. During his tenure as chairman, we were able to create new initiatives that will expand our student impact in the digital space and create organizational efficiencies to help ensure JA's long-term sustainability. We are very grateful for his continued leadership."
ManpowerGroup and Junior Achievement are strongly aligned in the commitment to make a difference in the lives of young people, helping them to become work-ready by developing fundamental skills necessary in today's job market. ManpowerGroup is currently funding grants and offering employee volunteers to support several local JA BizTown® and JA Finance Park® programs. In 2009, Junior Achievement and ManpowerGroup launched a joint initiative to provide young people around the world with essential work-readiness skills called JA Success Skills®, which provided students with the tools they need to develop the personal skills and strategies that will help ensure long-term career success.
ManpowerGroup™ has been the world's workforce expert, creating innovative workforce solutions, for more than 65 years. As workforce experts, we connect more than 600,000 men and women to meaningful work across a wide range of skills and industries every day. Through our ManpowerGroup family of brands — Manpower®, Experis™, Right Management® and ManpowerGroup™ Solutions— we help more than 400,000 clients in 80 countries and territories address their critical talent needs, providing comprehensive solutions to resource, manage and develop talent. In 2014, ManpowerGroup was named one of the World's Most Ethical Companies for the fourth consecutive year and one of Fortune's Most Admired Companies, confirming our position as the most trusted and admired brand in the industry. See how ManpowerGroup makes powering the world of work humanly possible: www.manpowergroup.com.
About Junior Achievement USA® (JA)
Junior Achievement is the world's largest organization dedicated to giving young people the knowledge and skills they need to own their economic success, plan for their future, and make smart academic and economic choices. JA programs are delivered by corporate and community volunteers, and provide relevant, hands-on experiences that give students from kindergarten through high school knowledge and skills in financial literacy, work readiness and entrepreneurship. Today, JA reaches 4.4 million students per year in 116 markets across the United States, with an additional 5.7 million students served by operations in 120 other countries worldwide. Visit www.ja.org for more information.
SOURCE Junior Achievement USA