JA Skills to Achieve Program (Locally Developed)

JA Skills to Achieve Program curriculum cover

High School
Implementation:
JA Capstone

Pillars of Student Success
Work Readiness High Work Readiness
Financial Literacy Minimal Financial Literacy
Entrepreneurship Minimal Entrepreneurship
JA Skills to Achieve 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 Skills to Achieve 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 today's middle school and high school students.

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

Program Concepts

Career assessment, Career clusters, Career planning, Elevator pitch, Infographic profile, Interests, Job hunting, Job interview, Job outlook, Networking, Professional and ethical behaviors, Resume, Skills, Thank you notes, Work priorities

Skills Students Learn

  • Analyze and apply data
  • Business communication
  • Creativity and innovation
  • Follow written instructions
  • Formulate answers from personal experience
  • Identify behaviors
  • Interviewing
  • Oral and written communication
  • Organize information
  • Present information
  • Read a variety of sources for information
  • Role-play
  • Self-assessment
  • Technical writing
  • Work collaboratively

Alignment with State and National Standards

Common Core Standards

For those states that follow common core standards, Junior Achievement’s curricula have been reviewed for alignment with these standards! Learn more by selecting the appropriate grade level below.

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National Standards

While educational standards are determined primarily at the state level, many national standards serve as guidelines for the development of these state standards. See how Junior Achievement curricula align with the national standards listed below.

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State Standards

Junior Achievement curricula are created to align with state standards. To see how our programs align with your state’s standards, explore the options below.

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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.

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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

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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