As an initiative to strengthen and support the students in the entrepreneurial journey with JA Philippines, the council was create. The council is a brainchild of JA Philippines with the help and support of Mr. Armando Bartolome, President of GMB Management Services and long-time JA adviser.

The council’s goal is to find advisers with expertise in the fields of management, finance, product, marketing, people management and entrepreneurship to mentor student entrepreneurs.

The council is linked to JA Philippines two prominent entrepreneurial programs.

“Learning business by doing business”

“Learning business by doing business”

College Level

JA Company of the Year .

The Mini-Company Program helps young Filipinos appreciate and understand better the role of business in the society by allowing them to organize and operate an actual business enterprise. For a ten-month period 3rd and 4th year students from various colleges organize and operate their own mini-company and go through the different steps involved in setting up and closing a company. These steps include capitalization, registration, corporate visioning, election of directors and officers, research and product development, manufacturing, marketing, maintaining a financial record system, preparing of an annual report, distribution of wages and salaries, dealing with taxes, and eventual liquidation of the company. Since its introduction in 1969, 25,000 students have graduated from the Mini-Company Program.

Senior High School Level

JA Business Skills Pass .

The Business Skills Pass (BSP) is a qualification that certifies that students who have had a real entrepreneurship experience, hold the necessary knowledge, competences and skills to start a venture of their own or be successfully employed.

BSP includes a full-year in-school mini-company experience; an examination of business, economic and financial knowledge; the possibility to access further opportunities offered by small and large businesses, top higher institutions across Philippines.

  • Phase 1: JA Be Entrepreneurial (Business Planning and Mentoring)
  • Phase 2: Program Implementation thru the JA Company Program™ (Senior High School Edition)

  • Phase 3: Online Assessment

  • Phase 4: Winning teams will be sent abroad to compete and will receive scholarship in the US.

Adviser’s Awarding and Recognition.

Advisers will recognized for their invaluable support and contribution for the programs.

Master Business Adviser

1. At least 10 years of proven track record in business consultancy for small, medium and large enterprise in the area of: Financial management, Marketing, Human Resource, Operation Management, product development and business research. or a Business owner or other equivalent qualification- Business owner (registered business) with more than 10 or more employees and referred and recommended by reputable JA stakeholders attesting the good track record in handling his/her own business

2. Minimum of accumulated 300 hours of JA mentorship in the senior high school and collegiate JA Be entrepreneurial and JA company program

3. Honest and Trustworthy individual and follow good moral values in dealing with JA stakeholders

4. College graduate from a reputable Colleges and Universities

5. Recruited at least 5 or more reputable business advisers for the JA program for the past 4 years of JA engagement

6. Very satisfactory rating on student’s evaluation and peer evaluation on the area of business mentorship and behavioral characteristics in dealing with stakeholders

7. Invited in the Local and international business speakership

8. Single authorship publication related to business and enterprise management or any academic papers or referred business journals

9. Awardee/Recipient: JA Business Adviser of the Year or Registered Business Educator

Senior Business Adviser

1. At least 5 years of proven track record in business consultancy for small, medium and large enterprise in the area of: Financial management, Marketing, Human Resource, Operation Management, product development and business research. Or a Business owner or other equivalent qualification- Business owner (registered business) with 5 employees and referred and recommended by reputable JA stakeholders attesting the good track record in handling his/her own business

2. Minimum of accumulated 150 hours of JA mentorship in the senior high school and collegiate JA Be entrepreneurial company program

3. Honest and Trustworthy individual and follow good moral values in dealing with JA stakeholders

4. College graduate from a reputable Colleges and Universities

1. Recruited at least 3 or more reputable business advisers for the JA program for the past 2 years of JA engagement

2. Very satisfactory rating on student’s evaluation and peer evaluation on the area of business mentorship and behavioral characteristics in dealing with stakeholders

Fellow Business Adviser

1. 2 years of proven track record in business consultancy for small, medium and large enterprise in the area of: Financial management, Marketing, Human Resource, Operation Management, product development and business research. Or a Business owner or other equivalent qualification- Business owner (registered business) with 2 employees and referred and recommended by reputable JA stakeholders attesting the good track record in handling his/her own business.

1. Satisfactory rating on student’s evaluation and peer evaluation on the area of business mentorship and behavioral characteristics in dealing with stakeholders (for old JA Business advisers)

Master Marketing Adviser

1. At least 10 years of proven track record in Marketing consultancy for small, medium and large enterprise or corporation or other equivalent qualification- More than 10 years of proven track record as senior Marketing management position in the corporation or other equivalent qualification Master degree/Ph d holder with proven researches in the areas of marketing from a reputable marketing and business journal both local or International
2. Minimum of accumulated 300 hours of JA mentorship in the senior high school and collegiate JA Be entrepreneurial and JA company program
3. Honest and Trustworthy individual and follow good moral values in dealing with JA stakeholders 5. College graduate from a reputable Colleges and Universities.

6. Recruited at least 5 or more reputable business advisers for the JA program for the past 4 years of JA engagement

7. Very satisfactory rating on student’s evaluation and peer evaluation on the area of Marketing or allied marketing related mentorship and behavioral characteristics in dealing with stakeholders

8. Invited in the Local and international business/marketing speakership

9. Single authorship publication related to marketing management or any academic papers or referred business/marketing journals

10. Awardee/Recipient: JA Marketing Adviser of the Year or Registered Marketing Educator

Senior Marketing Adviser

1. At least 5 years of proven track record in Marketing consultancy for small, medium and large enterprise in the area of: Financial management, Marketing, Human Resource, Operation Management, product development and business research. Or a Business owner or other equivalent qualification- Business owner (registered business) with 5 employees and referred and recommended by reputable JA stakeholders attesting the good track record in handling his/her own business

2. Minimum of accumulated 150 hours of JA mentorship in the senior high school and collegiate JA Be entrepreneurial company program

3. Honest and Trustworthy individual and follow good moral values in dealing with JA stakeholders

4. College graduate from a reputable Colleges and Universities

1. Recruited at least 3 or more reputable business advisers for the JA program for the past 2 years of JA engagement

2. Very satisfactory rating on student’s evaluation and peer evaluation on the area of Marketing mentorship and behavioral characteristics in dealing with stakeholders

Fellow Marketing Adviser

1. 2 years of proven track record in Marketing consultancy for small, medium and large enterprise in the area of: Financial management, Marketing, Human Resource, Operation Management, product development and business research. Or a Business owner or other equivalent qualification- Business owner (registered business) with 2 employees and referred and recommended by reputable JA stakeholders attesting the good track record in handling his/her own business.

2. Satisfactory rating on student’s evaluation and peer evaluation on the area of business mentorship and behavioral characteristics in dealing with stakeholders (for old JA Business advisers)

Master Finance Adviser

1. At least 10 years of proven track record in Finance/Accounting consultancy for small, medium and large enterprise in the area: Budgeting, financial planning, taxation and financial control and projection. A certified public accountant, CFA holder level 1, CMA holders or its equivalent from a reputable licensing of professional accrediting bodies or other equivalent qualification- Business owner (registered business) with more than 10 or more employees and referred and recommended by reputable JA stakeholders attesting the good track record in handling his/her own business

2. Minimum of accumulated 300 hours of JA mentorship in the senior high school and collegiate JA Be entrepreneurial and JA company program

3. Honest and Trustworthy individual and follow good moral values in dealing with JA stakeholders

4. College graduate from a reputable Colleges and Universities

5. Recruited at least 5 or more reputable business advisers for the JA program for the past 4 years of JA engagement

6. Very satisfactory rating on student’s evaluation and peer evaluation on the area of business mentorship and behavioral characteristics in dealing with stakeholders

7. Invited in the Local and international business speakership

8. Single authorship publication related to business and enterprise management or any academic papers or referred business journals

9. Awardee/Recipient: JA Business Adviser of the Year or Registered Business Educator

Senior Finance Adviser

1. At least 5 years of proven track record in Finance consultancy for small, medium and large enterprise. CPA holder or its equivalent or other equivalent qualification- Business owner (registered business) with 5 employees and referred and recommended by reputable JA stakeholders attesting the good track record in handling his/her own business

2. Minimum of accumulated 300 hours of JA mentorship in the senior high school and collegiate JA Be entrepreneurial company program

3. Honest and Trustworthy individual and follow good moral values in dealing with JA stakeholders

4. College graduate from a reputable Colleges and Universities

1. Recruited at least 3 or more reputable business advisers for the JA program for the past 2 years of JA engagement

2. Very satisfactory rating on student’s evaluation and peer evaluation on the area of business mentorship and behavioral characteristics in dealing with stakeholders