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2024 JA Inspire Career Expo - Quad Cities

When: Thursday, November 14, 2024 - Friday, November 15, 2024
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:
November 14: 9 – 11 am | 11:30 – 1:30 pm
November 15: 9 – 11 am | 11:30 – 1:30 pm

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.

JA Inspire Impact

2023 JA Inspire Career Expo


Career Cluster Sponsors

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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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