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JA Inspire


Jan 2023 - June 2023


JA Inspire In-person Career Fair: May 10th, 2023, Click HERE for more details about our in-person event




JA Inspire is a career-pathway program for 9th – 12th grade students brought to life by our region’s employers. It allows central Ohio high school students the opportunity to explore the careers of the future and equip them with critical work readiness skills, ultimately preparing them for success. JA Inspire connects students to our community’s top industries and businesses via our on-demand virtual experience with three parts: (1) online, pre-event career assessment and preparatory lesson(s); (2) the virtual career experience; and (3) a visit to our in-person career fair on May 10th. Combined, this program offers valuable context for students’ career and educational pathway planning. Within the virtual experience, students explore local and national company career booths, download resources, view videos on career pathways, and have the opportunity to interact with industry experts from many different Ohio businesses, in a safe and virtual experience that can be adapted for in-person/remote or synchronous/asynchronous learning.

Frequently Asked Questions

Students will begin their exploration with mostly abstract notions and will end up focused and activated, with real insights on what industries interest them, what specific jobs are like, and what education is required to do them successfully. Not all students receive career mentorship at home, and JA Inspire will help students begin focusing on their future career options. For businesses, this is a chance to build your workforce and start showcasing the careers that will be needed for your business in the future!cruitment purposes and to explore potential fits.
JA Inspire helps you learn about careers—ones that you may already be interested in and new ones that you may not even know existed! Explore and learn what fits best with your skills and abilities.
Students will log in with their provided credentials. Internet access is required. No webcam or software download is needed.
Upon logging into the event, you will watch a video welcoming you to the event and explaining how the day will go. In the event lobby, you will see all the different booths that you can virtually visit and also go into the auditorium to listen to webinars and presentations! If you need help while you are in the event, visit an informational booth!