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JA IT’S MY FUTURE

JA IT’S MY FUTURE

ABOUT THE PROGRAM

JA It’s My Future offers practical information about preparing for the working world. Students explore potential careers, discover the four factors to consider in choosing a career, and recognize basic job-hunting tools.

PROGRAM IMPLEMENTATION

Classroom-Based

PROGRAM DURATION

6 Weeks

PROGRAM GRADE LEVEL

Junior Secondary School

PROGRAM CONCEPTS

Brand, Career clusters, Career mapping, Career planning, Employee, High-growth jobs, Interests, Job application, Job forecast, Job hunting, Job interview, Logo, Long-term consequences, Personal brand, Recommendation, Resumes, Short-, middle-, and long-term goals, Skills, Soft skills, Symbolism, Tagline, Technical skills, Working environment

PROGRAM SKILLS

Analyzing data, Analyzing information, Categorizing data, Creativity, Following written instructions, Goal-setting, Interviewing, Mapping, Model building, Oral and visual presentation, Oral and written communication, Organizing information, Reading for Understanding, Self-assessment, Working in pairs and groups

PROGRAM SESSION

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Through interviews, self-reflection, and creation of a personal logo, students explore the importance of building a positive personal brand for the future, starting in Junior Secondary School

Students explore career clusters and identify jobs for additional research. They also recognize the value of and need for all jobs.

Students learn the four factors to consider in choosing a job, and they take a close look at some high-growth career fields.

Students explore how to use life experiences to develop work skills and how to map a path to employment goals.

Students are introduced to the basic aspects of job hunting through a scavenger hunt. They are given an organizing tool to keep all their vital job-hunting information in one place

Students learn the difference between technical and soft skills, and they recognize the impact that their personal behavior has on their ability to succeed in a job.

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