JA Inspire


JA Inspire Light BulbJA Inspire is an interactive experience that will introduce you to the vast variety of local career opportunities. This job awareness fair will enable students to interact with business reprensetatives and see displays from companies in our region. You will have the opportunity to interact with volunteers from local companies and see the connections to these careers and the high school programming options. You may one day seek a job at one of these companies!

This experiential career readiness opportunity gives middle school students access to area employers, post-secondary education opportunities, and hands-on career activities. By attending JA Inspire, students will have the ability to build their coursework pathway for high school and beyond.

  • Strengthen education and career planning with advice from professional mentors.
  • Explore career pathways and learn about the skills needed for in-demand jobs.
  • Empower students to connect their own interests with a variety of career opportunities.
Pillars of Student Success Entrepreneurship:  Financial-Literacy:  Work-Readiness: 
Program Implementation Program Grade-Level
Classroom-Based Middle School and High School
Program Concepts Program Skills
Career exploration, Career clusters, Career cruising, Career pathways, Career planning, Career preparation, Collaboration, Communication, Critical thinking, Education and training, Employer expectations, High-growth jobs, Interests, Job interviews, Job outlook, Job retention, Post-secondary options, Post-secondary goals, Problem-solving techniques, Skills, Soft skills, STEM, Technical skills, The 4Cs, Workplace skills Analyze data, Collaborative discussions, Communication, Creativity and innovation, Critical thinking, Decision making, Following written instructions, Formulating answers from personal experiences, Hands-on Exploration, Goal-setting, Identify behaviors, Interpersonal skills, Interviewing, Networking, Organizing information, Prioritizing, Problem solving, Professional interaction, Research skills, Self-assessment, Soft skills, Time management, Work collaboratively, Working in groups

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