Junior Achievement of Northern Indiana will Thursday kick off JA JobSpark Virtual, an effort to introduce 7,500 middle and high school students to area career opportunities in a variety of industries. Junior Achievement says the event is designed to “spark” students’ interests, create excitement about their futures, and develop tangible work plans.
JA says the event will begin with a teacher-taught curriculum, culminating in an online event to be held Thursday and Friday.
Participating students will be exposed to eight spaces, each representing one of the critical sectors of the regional economy. They include:
- Advanced Manufacturing, Engineering, & Logistics
- Agriculture, Food, & Natural Resources
- Architecture, Engineering, & Construction
- Business, Finance, & Marketing
- Government, Law, & Public Service
- Health & Life Science
- Hospitality, Tourism, & Arts
- Information Technology
Within each industry sector, JA says students will have the opportunity to participate in live Q&A sessions where industry volunteers will discuss their experiences and answer questions, helping students better understand how to pursue the career of their dreams.