JA Career Exploration Fair

JA Career Exploration Fair curriculum cover

Elementary School
Middle School
High School
Implementation:
Classroom Based

Pillars of Student Success
Work Readiness High Work Readiness
Financial Literacy Minimal Financial Literacy
Entrepreneurship Minimal Entrepreneurship
JA Career Exploration Fair is an event where students learn about a range of career options across multiple career clusters. Volunteers share information about their businesses and/or jobs and students ask questions as the speakers or students rotate from station to station. This event is part of the JA Work and Career Readiness Pathway and can be placed in grades K–12, in-school or after-school/out-of-school. Activities and implementation design will vary based on grade level.

Objectives:

  • Student objectives will vary based on grade level. Generally students will:
  • Observe career speakers and the tools they use.
  • Identify the variety of careers people have in the community.
  • Express how jobs require specific interests and skills.
  • Relate the impact of personal interests and abilities on career choices.
  • Investigate a variety of careers and the skills, education preparation, training, and personal qualities needed for those careers.
  • Examine how school skills apply to career paths.
  • Explain the importance of staying in school and graduating high school.

Program Concepts

Abilities, Business, Careers, Choices, Community, Earn, Goals, Goods, Guest Speakers, Interests, Job, Pay, Resume, Services, Skills, Talent, Work values

Skills Students Learn

  • Decision making
  • Formulating questions
  • Listening responsively
  • Making observations
  • Note taking
  • Reasoning
  • Social skills
  • Verbal communication

Alignment with State and National Standards

Scope and Sequence

Junior Achievement learning experiences cover financial literacy, career and work readiness, and entrepreneurship. Our extensive scope and sequence helps explain how our programs cover these subjects at various grade levels.

Request a Presenter to Teach Curriculum

A Junior Achievement Volunteer teaches students
Junior Achievement lessons are delivered by volunteers from the community. These presenters are prepared by JA to facilitate engaging learning activities that focus on financial literacy, work and career readiness, and entrepreneurship. This results in an enriched learning experience that helps students make the connection between what they learn in school and the world outside the classroom.

Steps to Request a Presenter

1) Request Info

Once you’ve decided to have a JA volunteer in your classroom, fill out the form on this website. You will receive information on next steps.

2) Pick Schedule

You will be able to coordinate a schedule that works for your class either online or in conjunction with a JA representative.

3) Meet Presenter

Once a volunteer is identified for your class, JA will connect you with the presenter to discuss roles, expectations, and logistics.

4) Empower Students with Standards-Based Education

After all details are in place, the JA volunteer will deliver lessons to your students either virtually or in-person.

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