JA Inspire | Junior Achievement of Western New York

When: a monthly Virtual series starting in January 2021

Join us for a new kind of JA Inspire this year with the JA Inspire (Virtual) Career Speaker Sessions!

 JA Inspire Career Speaker Series is more than a virtual 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.

Four sessions throughout the year focus on the 16 career clusters. Students can choose to participate in any or all of the sessions. Best suited for grades 7 and up.

Session #1 Content is Available HERE Featuring:

  • Manufacturing
  • Architecture & Construction
  • Transportation, Distribution and Logistics
  • Science, Technology, Engineering and Math 

Session #1 is Brought to you by GM Lockport Operations, Chase and Linde


Please refer to the chart below to see how the career clusters are scheduled and on what dates. The ideas listed below can be live or pre-recorded. How Can Volunteers Participate?

  •  Participate in a live panel discussion via zoom led by JA staff
  •  Record a video of a co-worker interview you
  •  Record a video of yourself or a team of your co-workers representing a variety of jobs at your organization
  •  Consider giving a tour of your office or facility (live or recorded)
  •  Highlight a "day in the life" with a series of short vignettes showing the different tasks of your day

Contact Alycia Ivancie at JA:

aivancie@jawny.org or (716) 853-1381 ext. 215 for additional details.

*Industry Clusters below are subject to change based on volunteer availability 

  • January 2021
  • Marketing
  • Business Management and Admin
  • Hospitality & Tourism
  • Finance

February 2021

  • Arts, AV, Technology & Communication
  • Information Technology
  • Agriculture, Food & Natural Resources
  • Health Sciences

March 2020

  • Manufacturing
  • Architecture & Construction
  • Transportation, Distribution and Logistics
  • Science, Tech Engineering and Math

May 2021

  • Government & Public Administration
  • Law & Public Safety
  • Human Services
  • Education & Training


Presented by: 








Highmark Blue Cross Blue Shield of Western New York                                                 


To learn more about event engagement opportunities, please contact Lisa Roy at Lroy@jawny.org or 716-853-1381 etx.212

2019 JA Inspire Event Highlights

Please visit our Facebook page for photos from the event!

JA Inspire Press Release 

  • "Junior Achievement has given me a sense of what adults go through with budget issues."

    -Junior Achievement Student
  • "Junior Achievement reinforced concepts for me to remember later in life."

    -Junior Achievement Student
  • "I thought the experience was amazing. The presentation was unlike anything I've seen."

    -Junior Achievement Student
  • "I liked how the Junior Achievement volunteer explained his job to us."

    -Junior Achievement Student

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