JA Job Shadow (Blended)®

JA Job Shadow curriculum cover

High School
Implementation:
Classroom Based

Pillars of Student Success
Work Readiness High Work Readiness
Financial Literacy Minimal Financial Literacy
Entrepreneurship Minimal Entrepreneurship
JA Job Shadow (Blended) Model is a comprehensive experience that helps students design an individualized career path. Supporting blended as well as self-guided activities, JA Job Shadow provides a design-thinking structure for career exploration.

Students develop a deep understanding of their talents, interests, and values through a career interest assessment. The result is a broad list of career possibilities. Through informational interviews, students narrow down the list to identify their top potential career opportunities. They interact with professionals in a workplace site visit and during a multi-hour job shadow experience in a career area of interest. Reflection and analysis move students toward their target career or back to their list to explore another option.

Program Highlights
• Part of the JA Work and Career Readiness Pathway and is designed for Grades 9–12
• Personalized approach to career planning for students
• Flexible implementation based on local need
• Extensive self-guided learning experiences
• Real-world view of the workplace, including off-site and on-site contact with professionals
• Current career-planning tools to enhance networking skills, interview skills, and online profiles

Alignment with State and National Standards

Scope and Sequence

Junior Achievement learning experiences cover financial literacy, career and work readiness, and entrepreneurship. Our extensive scope and sequence helps explain how our programs cover these subjects at various grade levels.

Request a Presenter to Teach Curriculum

A Junior Achievement Volunteer teaches students
Junior Achievement lessons are delivered by volunteers from the community. These presenters are prepared by JA to facilitate engaging learning activities that focus on financial literacy, work and career readiness, and entrepreneurship. This results in an enriched learning experience that helps students make the connection between what they learn in school and the world outside the classroom.

Steps to Request a Presenter

1) Request Info

Once you’ve decided to have a JA volunteer in your classroom, fill out the form on this website. You will receive information on next steps.

2) Pick Schedule

You will be able to coordinate a schedule that works for your class either online or in conjunction with a JA representative.

3) Meet Presenter

Once a volunteer is identified for your class, JA will connect you with the presenter to discuss roles, expectations, and logistics.

4) Empower Students with Standards-Based Education

After all details are in place, the JA volunteer will deliver lessons to your students either virtually or in-person.

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