Educator Newsletter * November 2018
The 4th Annual JA JobSpark will take place on September 24-25, 2019 at the Indiana State Fairgrounds
Thank you for participating in JA JobSpark 2018!
An event of this magnitude is possible because of educator support with student preparation and on-site participation . You made a difference by being
part of this experience and we look forward to seeing you at JA JobSpark 2019!
2018 Highlights
  • 1,400 Volunteers
  • 130 Businesses
  • 9,600 Students
  • 8,000 Planning Hours
  • 62 Schools
  • 650 Educators
  • 8 Career Clusters
  • 150 Hands-On Experiences

Never underestimate the power unleashed by a single spark!
Survey Says...
At JA JobSpark, students are encouraged to visit 5 out of the 8 career clusters. Students are able to keep track of this on the passports worn during the event. Industry professionals initial each cluster after the students have completed a hands-on experience. This year, we added a student survey on the back in order to gain some immediate feedback from the students following JA JobSpark. The data is in! Out of 1,809 completed surveys...

96% of students are more aware of career opportunities in their field of interest.

96% of students think it is important to start thinking about their career interests and goals in middle school.

97.3% of students enjoyed attending JA JobSpark.

97.7% of students learned something new at JA JobSpark.

*please stay tuned for official post-survey data- coming soon!*
JA JobSpark 2018
Educator Testimonial
Name: Rick Doss
Title: Director of Secondary Education
District Name: MSD of Washington Township

"While every year has been wonderful, this years' experience took things to an entirely new level. The opportunities provided to our students through this experience were unbelievable! The community partners created hands-on, engaging activities that captivated our students. This experience exposed our students to so many career options that could never be replicated in a school setting. As a parent, I wish my own children had been a part of similar experience. We are so grateful to have the opportunity to be a part of JA JobSpark and look forward to what next year will bring."
When our young people know where they’re going, we all advance.
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