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2023 JA Inspire Career Expo

Event Completed!

When: Thursday, December 07, 2023 - Friday, December 08, 2023
Where: Bend XPO
Time: 8:30 AM CT
Junior Achievement of the Heartland is hosting JA Inspire®, a hands-on, interactive career expo experience to help 8th grade students launch into their futures. JA Inspire provides students the opportunity to connect with local businesses, participate in interactive exhibits, and explore career pathways. More than just a career expo, JA Inspire brings together the business community with local schools and is designed to help middle school students explore their futures: high school, college, and careers beyond.

Event times:
December 7: 9 – 11 am | 11:30 – 1:30 pm
December 8: 9 – 11 am | 11:30 – 1:30 pm
All sessions are full. Please complete registration form to be placed on a waiting list.

Students who participate in the JA Inspire event will:
-Connect with professionals from some of the region's most prominent employers building a strong talent pipeline for future jobs in our community.
-Explore career pathways and learn about the skills needed for in-demand jobs.
-Practice soft skills.
-Connect their own interests with a variety of career opportunities.
-Strengthen their coursework pathway for high school and beyond.

Educator Resources - additional resources coming soon!

JA Inspire Impact

2022 JA Inspire Career Expo


Presented By

Logo for John Deere

Succeed Sponsors

Logo for Arconic
Logo for Green State Credit Union

Hospitality Sponsor

Logo for Elanders

Career Cluster Sponsors

Logo for City of Moline
Logo for Cottingham-Butler
Logo for Crawford Company
Logo for Hodge
Logo for McCarthy-Bush Corporation
Logo for MetroLINK
Logo for MidAmerican Energy
Logo for Republic Services
Logo for Sears Seating
Logo for Streamline Architects
Logo for Tucker Trucking

Security Sponsor

Logo for Per Mar Security


Alternatives for the Older Adult
Capri College
City of Moline
Davenport Fire Department
Davenport Parks & Recreation
Davenport Police Department
Dental Assisting Technologies
Duck Creek Tire & Service Inc.
Eastern Iowa Community College - IT Program
Edwards Creative
Family Resources
Figge Art Museum
Genesis Health System
Group 0
Illinois Department of Natural Resources - Conservation Police
Illinois Department of Transportation
Illinois/Iowa Court Reporters
Iowa 80 Truckstop
Iowa Army National Guard
Iowa Department of Corrections - 7th District
IPG Photonics, Genesis Systems
John Deere
Level II Fitness
Martin Equipment of Illinois
McCarthy-Bush Corporation
McLaughlin Body Company
MidAmerican Energy
Mission Systems Division, Eaton
Moline Public Library
National Weather Service
Nestlé Purina
Quad City Area REALTORS
Quad City Botanical Center
Quad City International Airport
Republic Services
River View Veterinary Service
Rock Island County Sheriff's Office
Rock Valley Physical Therapy
Scott County Emergency Communications Center
Scott County Emergency Management Agency
Scott County Geographic Information System
Shive Hattery
Streamline Architects
TBK Bank
Tri-City Electric
Trinity College of Nursing and Health Sciences
Twin State Technical Services
Visit Quad Cities
Von Maur
WellSpire and WesleyLife
Western Illinois University
WQAD News 8

Become a Sponsor!

Sponsorships for these events are critical for Junior Achievement to continue providing life-changing programs to students in our community. These programs are delivered at no cost to students. You can make a difference in the lives of these students by participating in this world-class event! Contact us to get more information on how to sponsor a JA Event!

Need More Information? Fill out the form to contact Linda Wood - DEVELOPMENT DIRECTOR


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