Pillars of Student Success
High Work Readiness
Minimal Financial Literacy
is more than a 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.
The program is both classroom and event-based, and consists of three segments: 1) in-class sessions presented by the classroom teacher; 2) the hands-on JA Inspire
expo; and 3) an in-class debrief. During the JA Inspire
expo, students participate in hands-on activities, often using equipment or tools used on a job. The multi-hour experience is configurable to align with local industry and career opportunities.
is recommended for middle school students.
• Gain insight into career clusters that interest them.
• Make connections with adults who have jobs in careers that interest them.
• See the connection between high school programming choices and careers.
• Collect information about the education required to be successful in a job.
• Practice soft skills.
introspection, self-knowledge, research, mapping skills to potential careers, goal-setting
Skills Students Learn
- utilize career resources to develop a career plan
- explore post-secondary education options
- explore various careers
- understand employment trends and job outlook for career planning