JA JobSpark | Junior Achievement of Northern Indiana, Inc.


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Over 7,500 8th, 9th, and 10th-grade students from 51 schools across Adams, Allen, Cass, DeKalb, Fulton, Grant, Jasper, Koscuisko, LaGrange, Marshall, Noble, St. Joseph, and Whitley counties participated in the JA JobSpark Virtual Program this year. The event began with an educator-led curriculum and then culminated in an online career expo, which took place on May 13th and 14th. Thank you to all of our participating schools and partners for your dedication on making this event so successful! 


What is JA JobSpark Virtual?
JA JobSpark Virtual is a coalition of educators and industry leaders, led by Junior Achievement of Northern Indiana. At the center of our work is a two-day virtual career exploration event designed to launch students into their futures: high school, post-secondary education/training, and careers beyond. 
  • Thousands of 8th-12th grade students will participate from school districts across northern Indiana 
  • Formally integrated into school curriculum 
  • Interactive showcase of careers from our region 
  • Virtual exhibitor booths will allow sponsors to feature on-the-job videos, live industry Q&A's, live industry cluster demonstrations, and downloadable career information 
  • Students will have 24/7 access to the JA JobSpark Virtual platform after live virtual event 
  • Option to add recorded presentations and videos throughout the year for expanded 24/7 student access 


Why JA JobSpark Virtual?

Most students do not have access to learn and explore first-hand northern Indiana industries. JA JobSpark Virtual will offer students the opportunity to learn about careers from industry representatives in time to begin planning for their high school course work and better prepare them for life after high school graduation. For businesses, higher education, and apprenticeship programs, this is an opportunity to participate in building northern Indiana's future workforce.
Industry Clusters 
Advanced Manufacturing, 
Engineering, & Logistics
Agriculture, Food,
& Natural Resources
Architecture, Engineering,
& Construction
Business, Finance,
& Marketing
Government, Law,
& Public Service
Health & Life Sciences Hospitality, Tourism,
& Arts
Information Technology


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For more information about JA JobSpark, email Sarah Garrison or call (260) 484-2543.


Thank you to our 2021 Partners and Sponsors 






  • "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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