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JA Inspire - Students Discovering Career Pathways

An event that engages 8th-12th grade students in hands-on, experiential exhibits with local companies, exposing students to career opportunities available, creating connections, and helping to inspire them toward a pathway for future success.

JA Inspire is designed to launch students into their futures: high school, post-secondary education / training, and careers beyond.

JA Inspire is FREE for schools!

  • Thousands of Middle and High School students will participate from school districts across Northwest Ohio

  • Formally integrated into the school curriculum 

  • Interactive showcase of careers from our region focused on high-wage and high-demand industries

  • Exhibitor booths will allow industry representatives to share career advice and engage students with experiential activities

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  • Advanced Manufacturing & Logistics

  • Agriculture, Food & Natural Resources

  • Architecture, Engineering & Construction

  • Business & Finance

  • Government, Law & Public Service

  • Health & Life Science

  • Hospitality, Tourism & Arts

  • Technology

Curriculum Brief: coming soon

S T U D E N T O U T C O M E S :

  • Recognize career clusters and potential job positions

  • Understand the importance of researching the requirements needed to earn a position

  • Communicate and interact with industry professionals

  • For 12th graders, potentially interview for internships and jobs that are presently available and compete in an HR challenge with job-hunting skills learned through the required curriculum