Video: Telfer EMBA, Junior Achievement partner to deliver business skills to Ottawa youth

As Canadian demographics shift towards an aging population, Ottawa organizations are putting the focus on youth to ensure our local talent has the skills necessary to build business success.

Techopia Live spoke to Michael Bell, class president of this year's Telfer Executive MBA program, and Albert Wong, director of Junior Achievement's Ottawa chapter, this week to find out more about how their partnership is making an impact on local youth.

"Talent development really has to start at the grassroots level," Wong told Techopia Live. Junior Achievement, or JA, aims to introduce students to business concepts not covered in standard curricula.

"I see JA as one of the main pipelines for talent development," Wong added. The organization is partnering with the Telfer EMBA classes of 2017 and 2018 to deliver a full day of in-class instruction to more than 300 students on June 7.

Bell has been getting his own crash course in business lately by interviewing local founders such as Allan Wille and Jason Flick for his EMBA degree. Hear about the lessons he's learned, and about how his military career is aligning with his Telfer education by watching the video above.