Educator Frequently Asked Questions
What does the JA Inspire experience include?
The JA Inspire learning experience is separated into three segments: five in-class sessions presented prior to JA Inspire, the hands-on JA Inspire expo, and an in-class debrief.
What is the in-person career exploration event?
The career exploration event showcases a variety of Oklahoma companies and features many industries that are in high-demand. Each company will have an interactive activity that provides insight into their industry. The career exploration event occurs after the in-class curriculum is complete.
Who should attend JA Inspire?
JA Inspire is available to 8th-12th grade Oklahoma students. The in-person career exploration event is only available for 8th grade students. High school students are invited to participate in our virtual program.
How does JA Inspire fill the ICAP requirements
JA Inspire is a Junior Achievement program that is featured in our “Work- and Career-Readiness” pathway. During JA Inspire, participating students complete a Career Interest Inventory to assess their own values, skills, and interests in the context of career paths, recognize career clusters available in Oklahoma, and explore education, training, and apprenticeship requirements in their field of interest.
How do I sign up my students?
Please email email@example.com if interested in participating in JA Inspire. Please notate if you would like to attend the Tulsa or Oklahoma City session.
Partner Frequently Asked Questions
Why should my company participate?
Research has shown that students with visions of what they want to do after high school are better primed for success. How do they develop those visions? From enriching in-classroom and extracurricular activities, designed to build self-awareness and expose them to the world of business. Students with such experiences are much more likely to stay in school, take relevant courses, and graduate. Post-graduation, they are prepared and motivated to enter college, skilled trade, or national service – and to succeed, there and in life.
How does a company participate?
During the JA Inspire Career Exploration Fair, students will have a chance to meet with members of your company, participate in a hands-on activity, and learn what their careers could look like within your industry. As an exhibitor, you will join a list of Oklahoma businesses that want to make an impact on thousands of eighth-grade students across the state.
What should a company’s career booth include?
All exhibitors have the option to set up a booth for students to visit during the JA Inspire Career Exploration Fair. We encourage each company to make their booth interactive by having a hands-on element. Many companies provide promotional items, snacks, or candy to hand out to the participating students. Students learn best by doing and want to experience what your industry and company has to offer. If you need help with your interactive element, Junior Achievement of Oklahoma staff are ready and willing to help.
How do I sign up my company for JA Inspire?
Please reach out to the area office that you would like to participate in their JA Inspire event. Companies are encouraged to participate in both areas.
Oklahoma City – Terry Billen (firstname.lastname@example.org)
Tulsa – Martha Rongey (email@example.com)