Schools are invited to sign up their middle and high school students for JA Inspire Virtual, a free career readiness learning experience that virtually connects students to companies and volunteers who share their world of work. The Expo is designed to spark students’ interest in planning for their futures.
Sponsored by Junior Achievement of New Jersey, JA Inspire Virtual is more than a career expo; it is an interactive digital platform where students will attend webinars and presentations, explore a variety of company-sponsored career booths, and interact with volunteers using chat functionality.
“Junior Achievement of New Jersey has done a truly remarkable job of creating an exciting learning experience for students from seventh through 12th grades,” said Dr. Lawrence S. Feinsod, executive director of the NJSBA. “The Virtual Career Expo is not to be missed. Students can try their futures on for size and learn what interests them. I commend Junior Achievement for making these resources available to students, educators and families.”
There will be a diverse representation of employers, industries, career paths, and higher education options at the expo so that students are inspired for bright futures here in New Jersey. This program is offered at no cost.
Launching on Thursday, May 20, the Virtual Career Expo will be available on-demand through August 18, 2021, and accessible to all interested schools, organizations, and summer programs.
Why JA Inspire? Participating students will:
- Explore careers and learn about the education and skills needed for in-demand jobs.
- Connect their interests with career opportunities presented by New Jersey employers.
- Gain real insight on what industries and specific jobs are like.
- Hear career advice and learn from industry experts.
- Begin planning their career futures using newfound knowledge.
To learn more, go here.