Willapa Harbor Area Students Experience Business in the Heart of Downtown Raymond
Willapa Harbor Regional Business Week is held in March in Downtown Raymond. Students from the junior classes of Willapa Valley, South Bend, and Raymond High Schools spend an intensive week in a simulated business experience where they learn what makes up the real world of business.
Business Week prepares high school students to make informed choices related to future academic and career opportunities. The week-long program pairs business leaders and educators to facilitate hands-on learning experiences for student teams. Students learn about communications, critical thinking, and other life skills that support success as individuals and community leaders.
Student teams engage in a variety of activities which include the development of a management group, participation in an 8-quarter business simulation where teams make financial, marketing and production decisions, and stockholder and trade show presentations. Volunteers from local businesses act as mentors for each student company.