YouthForce NOLA Career Expo

Junior Achievement of Greater New Orleans (JAGNO) is committed to developing and implementing vital and innovative programs. The JA Reverse Job Shadow curriculum is intended to prepare students that will be attending the YouthForce NOLA Career Expo, which is a hands-on career expo that will be highlighting career opportunities in the Skilled Crafts, Health Sciences & Digital Media/IT Industry clusters. The event is meant to "spark" an interest in students and get them excited about future careers.

Pillars of Student Success Entrepreneurship:  Financial-Literacy:  Work-Readiness: 
Program Implementation Program Grade-Level
Classroom-Based High School
Program Concepts Program Skills
Career assessment, Career clusters, Career planning, Elevator pitch, Infographic profile, Interests, Job hunting, Job interview, Job outlook, Networking, Professional and ethical behaviors, Resume, Skills, Thank you notes, Work priorities Analyze and apply data, Business communication, Creativity and innovation, Follow written instructions, Formulate answers from personal experience, Identify behaviors, Interviewing, Oral and written communication, Organize information, Present information, Read a variety of sources for information, Role-play, Self-assessment, Technical writing, Work collaboratively

Program Sessions

Before the Job Hunt

Presented in class, prior to YouthForce NOLA Career Expo

Students are introduced to the JA Reverse Job Shadow program and the Seven Steps to Get Hired and Succeed. Through a close examination of specific skills and career clusters, they learn the key factors to investigate in career planning; skills, interests, work priorities, and job outlook.

The Job Hunt and After You Are Hired

Presented in class, prior to YouthForce NOLA Career Expo

Students review the Seven Steps to Get Hired and Succeed and analyze job hunting skills. They then participate in mock interviews to prepare for the YouthForce NOLA Career Expo.

Career Expo

Next Steps

Students reflect on what they learned before and during JA Reverse Job Shadow, and they practice business communication by composing a thank-you note to a company chosen by class vote. They then will participate in optional additional research activities to help them further define their academic choices and future career path.