JA Inspire Virtual Curriculum

The JA Inspire program provides educators with lessons and resources to effectively integrate work and career readiness into the classroom. Implementation is flexible.

Students can use their guides independently as well as in a guided classroom setting.  Both approaches culminate with a JA Inspire Virtual Event.

Students engage in a short series of lessons that may include videos, reading and discussion. Educators can introduce the curriculum assignments and provide further opportunities for student reflection and discussion.

Curriculum Options

There are three different curriculums available.  Like all JA curriculum, JA Inspire Student Guides are designed in a way to build upon students' knowledge year after year, yet flexible enough that students can fully participate regardless of their experience with Junior Achievement programs.  Instructors select the curriculum that best fits their students' needs.

All student guides have 3 preparation sessions, 1 JA Inspire Virtual Event session and 1 post-event (reflection) session.  Each session is approximately 45 minutes, with the virtual event session having the potential to last longer.


 Middle School
Career Exploration

The Middle School Career Exploration Student Guide introduces students to the 16 Career Clusters, career assessments, education and career planning, and self-reflection.

This Student Guide is available in the following formats:
- Digital (fillable pdf, internet required)
- Canvas LMS (internet required)
- Hardcopy (printer-friendly, internet required for the JA Inspire Virtual Event only)

High School
Career Exploration

The High School Career Exploration Student Guide

This Student Guide is available in the following formats:
- Digital (fillable pdf, internet required)
- Canvas LMS (internet required)
- Hardcopy (printer-friendly, internet required for the JA Inspire Virtual Event only)

High School
Prepare to be Hired

The Prepare to be Hired Student Guide

This Student Guide is available in the following formats:
- Digital (fillable pdf, internet required)
- Canvas LMS (internet required)

Career Exploration Outline

SESSION ONE: Discovering Your Path 

SESSION TWO: Developing a Career Plan

SESSION THREE: Preparing for the JA Inspire Virtual Career Fair

SESSION FOUR: JA INSPIRE VIRTUAL CAREER FAIR

SESSION FIVE: Re-Evaluating Your Plan

Prepare to be Hired Outline

SESSION ONE: Developing Your Resume

SESSION TWO: Online Professionalism

SESSION THREE: Preparing for the JA Inspire Virtual Career Fair 

SESSION FOUR: JA INSPIRE VIRTUAL CAREER FAIR

SESSION FIVE: Reflection and Action