JA Inspire Virtual is Junior Achievement’s virtual career development program for 6th-12th grade students that combines career readiness and exploration to equip students with the knowledge to create a pathway to their futures, beyond the classroom.
The only program of its kind in Arizona, JA Inspire offers middle and high school students access to our state’s top employers via this 90-day program. Its foundation was JA’s signature work-readiness program, JA You’re Hired, that has reached nearly 10,000 students in the past decade. This year’s reimagined event will reach over 5,000 middle and high school students throughout Arizona.
JA Inspire has two parts, an interactive preparatory curriculum designed to build critical career readiness skills such as interviewing techniques, resume writing, problem-solving, teamwork and interpersonal communications. The program is easily adaptable for in-class or remote learning.
The program culminates with the virtual JA Inspire event, featuring an online career fair with exhibits from Arizona’s top industries and employers providing downloadable career information, videos, and webinars that will be open to students for 90-days. Students have the chance to network with real-world professionals in our “Ask the Expert” virtual chats, explore workshops centered around entrepreneurship, STEM exploration, and download resources to explore at home.
Here’s a map of the schools participating in the JA Inspire this year.
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