JA Program Spotlight: JA Job Shadow

Junior Achievement USA is highlighting each of its 22 programs through a series of blog posts to build awareness for the breadth of our programs.

JA Job Shadow (grades 9-12) offers students a unique opportunity: a visit to a professional work environment and insights into how to find and keep a fulfilling career.Students participating in the program will acquire and apply the skills needed in demanding and ever-changing workplaces. Students will be able to recognize career clusters and potential job positions; understand the importance of researching the requirements needed to earn a position; and develop job-hunting tools, such as networking, resumes, and interviewing skills.

JA Job Shadow is recommended for high school students. The program is composed of three 45-minute classroom sessions and the job shadow visit, which usually is four to five hours in length.

Materials are downloadable and include detailed session plans for the site-coordinator, students, and teacher. The program also provides instructions to allow students to begin using Kuder Navigator, an online educational and career planning system designed primarily for todays middle school and high school students.

JA programs correlate to state social studies, English, and mathematics standards, and to Common Core State Standards.

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