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Virtual JA Inspire
Meet your future Employee of the Month
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A Inspire is a one-of-a-kind virtual career exploration event for middle and high school students in Alaska. This unique opportunity for hundreds of local businesses from across the state shows students what a day in the life of someone with their job looks like, how students can get that job, and what students need to do for the duration of their school career to be successful in that job. JA Inspire also features universities, apprenticeship programs, trade schools, and internships so once students are “inspired” they can gather the information they need on how to achieve their goals.

What Can You Do in a Virtual Career Fair?
  • Educate your future workforce about careers and your company through videos, brochures, and presentations.
  • Excite students about your company story by delivering a live webinar and hosting a Q&A.
  • Measure performance with detailed statistics e.g. visits, applications, etc.
  • Display current or upcoming job opportunities with detailed descriptions.
  • Chat with participants from across the state to answer questions about careers and your company, all without leaving your home or office.
Junior Achievement special section
Virtual JA Inspire
Meet your future Employee of the Month
Contributed by Junior Achievement of Alaska
J

A Inspire is a one-of-a-kind virtual career exploration event for middle and high school students in Alaska. This unique opportunity for hundreds of local businesses from across the state shows students what a day in the life of someone with their job looks like, how students can get that job, and what students need to do for the duration of their school career to be successful in that job. JA Inspire also features universities, apprenticeship programs, trade schools, and internships so once students are “inspired” they can gather the information they need on how to achieve their goals.

What Can You Do in a Virtual Career Fair?
  • Educate your future workforce about careers and your company through videos, brochures, and presentations.
  • Excite students about your company story by delivering a live webinar and hosting a Q&A.
  • Measure performance with detailed statistics e.g. visits, applications, etc.
  • Display current or upcoming job opportunities with detailed descriptions.
  • Chat with participants from across the state to answer questions about careers and your company, all without leaving your home or office.
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Why Virtual JA Inspire?
JA helps students realize that the education they are getting today will help them achieve a bright future tomorrow. JA’s unique, volunteer-delivered programs show students all the possibilities that lay before them. They realize they can choose from many different paths: college, a specific trade, start their own business, the possibilities are endless. Through your participation as an organization or as an individual, the following statistics can begin to change in your community:
20% of US students will not complete high school on time and earn a diploma.
49% of US employers recognize that talent shortages impact their ability to serve clients and customers.
36% of Americans say that they have at some point in their lives felt their financial situation was out of control.
91% of millennials wish they had greater access to entrepreneurial education programs.
Not all students receive career mentorship at home. And in some cases, career exploration happens too late in a child’s school career and, by the time they’ve decided on a career path, class choices can cause their career goals to be unrealistic. JA Inspire offers middle school students the opportunity to learn about careers from caring mentors in time to plan their high school coursework. For high school students, JA Inspire will be a virtual hiring event to show students the vast array of jobs available and how to get and keep those jobs.
What’s New for 2021?
JA Inspire is going 100 percent virtual! With the help of an online event platform, JA Inspire is going digital in 2021. Our online platform will allow companies to design their virtual booth, hand out digital flyers, and allow for tons of videos to deliver critical information to students.
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This new platform also allows us to open the event to more students than ever before since space limitations are no longer a concern. With that said, we aim to have 3,000 middle school students participate and we will also open the event, on the second day, to all of our 11th and 12th grade students (another 3,000 students). Additionally, we will offer an evening session to local adults looking for jobs.
Sign Up Information
Sponsorship opportunities and booth rentals are available, and you get three events for the price of one! Early bird discounts are available for those who sign up by January 20, 2021. Triple your business’ exposure with Virtual JA Inspire: you can not only inspire your future workforce but hire them as well!

Please visit www.juniorachievement.org/web/ja-alaska/ja-inspire for more event information and to register or email Flora Teo at [email protected].