Juniors at Central Tech got to test their business sense this week, and they showed off the companies they created on Friday at a trade show.
Friday was the culmination of Pennsylvania Business Week, and students all over the state took part in activities to introduce students to the world of business.
Business leaders from the area served as mentors, giving students advice about real world business as they collaborated to make their own.
Students formed teams to create a product and market it, and they divided up leading roles to cover every aspect from slogans to shipping costs.
The entire school week was dedicated to working on their businesses, with no other classes.
"Americans for the Competitive Education System", or "ACES", was one organizer of the statewide event, and Executive Director Valerie Laufenberg said the intense week taught students how to work as a team, and the reality that you can't choose who you work with.
She also said it showed the students that everyone has valuable skills that businesses need.
Some local sponsors were UPMC Hamot, Penn State Behrend, and Lilly Broadcasting.