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JA Job Shadow - SCKY

Mentor a student at your workplace


Love Your Job? Share it with a Kid!

JA Job Shadow prepares students to be entrepreneurial thinkers in their approach to work.  Students will acquire and apply the skills needed in demanding and ever-changing workplaces. JA Job Shadow:

  • Helps prepare our future workforce
  • Showcases your place of work
  • Enables your employees to easily participate in a community activity
  • It's turnkey; JA provides the materials and training and will help arrange all JA Job Shadow days in advance

Program Basics

  • Includes three sessions plus a Job Shadow site visit recommended for high school students
  • Average time for each session is 45 minutes and  includes a site visit experience of at least three hours
  • Materials are downloadable and include detailed session plans for the site-coordinator, students, and teacher
Following participation in the program, students will be able to: 
  • Recognize career clusters and potential job positions and understand the  importance of researching the  requirements needed to earn a position
  • Develop job-hunting tools, such as networking, resumes, and interviewing skills
  • Identify the next steps needed in their personal  career preparation

Job Shadow Day Options:

Your Place of Business

  • Host a class of students from 9am-1pm, including lunch
  • Provide a tour of your company
  • Students visit a business where they observe professional work conduct, learn what skills and education they need to earn jobs
  • Participate in a series of host-led challenges that bring home lessons from the "real world" of work

Reverse Job Shadow Day at a School

  • Three-hour commitment in a high school classroom
  • You will receive a presentation script and with just a little preparation you will be ready to present
  • All students will have had two pre-lessons taught by the teacher before your visit

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JA Inspire Virtual - South Central KY

When: Wednesday, 17 Nov 2021
Where: Virtual
Time: 7:00 AM EST

The JA offices in Bowling Green, Owensboro and Lexington are partnering up for this year's JA Inspire Virtual, a virtual career and higher education fair that will introduce 15,000 8th-12th grade students from more than 62 counties in greater Kentucky area to local businesses as a way to promote work readiness and keep jobs in South Central Kentucky.

Junior Achievement Classic

When: Tuesday, 07 Dec 2021
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Time: 10:30 AM CST

Junior Achievement is proud to introduce the JA Classic, Presented by Logan Aluminum.
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When: Thursday, 31 Mar 2022
Where: SKYCTC
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Junior Achievement and the Young Athenas are teaming up to bring the JA Girl$ program presented by Citizens First Bank,to girls and young women in the Bowling Green area. The Young Athenas of Bowling Green are a prestigious group of young professionals who have received the Young Athena award through the Chamber of Commerce.

M&L Electrical Race for JA

When: Saturday, 04 Jun 2022
Where: NCM Motorsports Park
Time: 8:00 AM EST

Enjoy racing go karts and learn about STEM components during this inaugural event. Participants will receive an event T-shirt, lunch ticket, one race and STEM educational experience. Corporations and members of the public are encouraged to participate.

Select a button below to see how you or your organization can get involved with Junior Achievement of South Central Kentucky.

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