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Tank class teaches TJ students real world business lessons

Over the summer, a group of West Jefferson Hills residents were tasked with identifying problems affecting their daily lives then creating products to solve them.

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learning that they can take an idea that they have and actually turn it into reality if they put forth the effort, said Lisa Kostella, TJ business teacher and INCubatoredu lead. class not only gives Canada Goose Coats On Sale them business skills but also teaches canada goose factory sale them to survive in the real world.

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