What This Program Teaches:

Financial Literacy (0%)

Entrepreneurship (25%)

Work-Readiness (100%)

In JA Career Speakers Series, a volunteer guest speaker shares a personal video and/or visits the classroom and discusses their career, work, and education experience. The speaker may bring props, samples of his or her work, or other visuals to help engage students. Activities and implementation design will vary based on grade level. This event is part of the JA Work and Career Readiness Pathway and can be placed in grades K–12, in-school or after-school/out-of-school.

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Program Sessions

Session One: Before the Speaker Event
Students prepare questions for the speaker event and research the visiting career speaker and his or her company. Students will be able to identify skills and interests. The JA Career Speaker Series activities will vary based on grade level.

Session Two: During the Speaker Event
Students learn about the guest speaker’s job experiences and stories, ask questions, and take notes. Volunteer speaker shares his or her job experiences and stories to offer insight and guidance for career education. Students will practice active listening skills.

Session Three: After the Speaker Event
Students reflect on what they learned during their preparation and the speaker event. Students will recognize career clusters.

(Optional) Session Four: Post-Event Enhancements
Students learn more about career readiness opportunities via JA My Way and JA Build Your Future.