Inspiring and Preparing NJ's Future Workforce!


JA Inspire is a powerful and exciting initiative that will bring together a coalition of educators and industry leaders to give hundreds of 8th and 9th grade students hands-on experiences and information about career opportunities in New Jersey’s key industries and high-growth, high-demand occupations.

The JA Inspire Career Expo will enable businesses, industries, and organizations in the private and public sectors to connect with students at interactive exhibits that open their eyes and minds to the possibilities available to them, and get them excited about their futures.

JA Inspire is offered at no cost to school districts. The program includes classroom curriculum that helps students build transferable skills necessary for workplace success and plan for their futures.

Career Exhibitors will:
  • Set up interactive exhibits representing jobs in their industry, provide two or more volunteers for the exhibit to speak to students during the Expo and share your world of work. STEM, Healthcare, Business/Finance, Hospitality & Tourism, Education, Trades, Law and Public Service, Transportation & Logistics, Manufacturing, Retail, the Arts, and more are needed. JA provides tables, chairs, and refreshments. Creativity is encouraged!
Click here to register as a JA Inspire Career Exhibitor.


JA Inspire Students will:
  • Explore career pathways and the skills and education needed for in-demand jobs, connect their own interests with a variety of career opportunities, strengthen their coursework pathway for high school and beyond, and speak to dozens of representatives from NJ’s Key Industry Clusters who share career advice and engage students with interactive activities. JA provides all student and educator materials.