JA Inspire Career Fair

JA Inspire is more than a career fair, it brings together the business community and local schools and is designed to help launch middle school students into their futures: high school, college, and careers beyond.
The program is both classroom and event-based, and consists of three segments: 1) in-class or virtual sessions presented by the classroom teacher; 2) the hands-on JA Inspire virtual expo; and 3) an in-class or virtual debrief. During the JA Inspire virtual expo, exhibits will include interactive career stations with mentors who will share their career advice with the students and will engage students with equipment, technology, and the opportunity to "step into the shoes" of individuals representing the many industries in our region. The multi-hour experience is configurable to align with local industry and career opportunities.
JA Inspire is recommended for middle school and high school students.
Program Objectives
Students will:
-Gain insight into career clusters that interest them.
-Make connections with adults who have jobs in careers that interest them.
-See the connection between high school programming choices and careers.
-Collect information about the education required to be successful in a job.
-Practice soft skills.
Pillars of Student Success Entrepreneurship:  Financial-Literacy:  Work-Readiness: 
Program Implementation Program Grade-Level
JA AfterSchool Middle School and High School
Program Concepts Program Skills
Introspection, self-knowledge, research, mapping skills to potential careers, goal-setting Self-assessment, utilize career resources to develop a career plan, explore post-secondary education options, explore various careers, understand employment trends and job outlook for career planning

Program Sessions