JA Career Speaker Series

In JA Career Speaker Series, a volunteer guest speaker visits the classroom and shares information about his or her career, work, and education experience. The speaker may bring props, work samples, or other visuals to help engage students.

Following participation in the program, students will be able to:

— Identify skills and interests.
— Recognize career clusters.
— Practice active listening skills.

JA Career Speaker Series is part of the JA Work and Career Readiness Pathway and can be placed in grades K–12. The program is available in classroom based, remote synchronous, recorded video, or after-school/out-of-school Implementation. Activities and implementation design vary based on grade level.

JA teachers and volunteers are encouraged, as part of this program, to utilize the resources available in JA Connect™ Learning Pathways, located at connect.ja.org. This self-guided experience includes interactives, JA Digital Career Book, games and apps for student use.

JA programs support national and state standards in reading, mathematics, social studies, and work and career readiness. See below for more information on alignment with national and state standards.

Junior Achievement USA gratefully acknowledges Citi Foundation for its dedication to the development and implementation of JA Career Speaker Series.

Program Concepts
Business, career clusters, career speaker, careers, choices, community, earn, education, interests, knowledge, job, pay, skills, talent, work activities

Skills Students Learn
Active listening
Decision making
Formulating questions
Making observations
Online research
Social skills
Verbal and written communication

Virtual Implementation
Remote live and recorded video implementation options are available for JA Career Speaker Series.

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