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Junior Achievement Announces JA Inspire, a New Career Exploration Program for 8th-12th Grade Students in Clark County with Keynote Alec Ingold, of Las Vegas Raiders

LAS VEGAS, NV – Junior Achievement of Southern Nevada, in coordination with Clark County School District and Las Vegas Raiders, Alec Ingold, will be hosting JA Inspire Virtual, an online and interactive career exploration program on May 4th, 2021. JA Inspire is a virtual career exploration fair hosting 5,000+ 8th- 12th grade students introducing them to high growth/high demand career pathways. These pathways include automotive, aviation, construction, finance, government, health, hospitality, marine, technology, and many more. 

“Building a talent pipeline across industries is a common problem faced by our community. This is an opportunity for all of us to work together to inspire and excite our young people about jobs available right here in Southern Nevada,” said Michelle Jackson, President & CEO. “JA Inspire gives students the ability to connect with employers who will answer the students’ questions about their industries, career paths, job responsibilities, and business culture.”

The program will feature more than 50 exhibitors that have the flexibility to make their booths creative with videos, pamphlets, flyers, photos, and career stories using JA virtual platform. Students will be given the choice to add information to their “swag bag” and can re-visit the booths for up to 90 days after the live event. 

When students sign into the virtual platform, they will enter a virtual lobby along with other student avatars. They can then maneuver to an information center, an auditorium with webinars, and visit virtual halls. Students will find specific industries using the directory provided to them or can explore the virtual halls and stop at exhibitor booths. Throughout the day, there will be games such as a scavenger hunt to keep the students interested and engaged.

“Why JA Inspire? JA youth are ready to be successful and contributing adults. They just need the guidance on how to get there and the self-awareness of what career path is best for them. JA Inspire opens those doors for them!” says Jackson.

For exhibitors and partners, this is an opportunity to inspire today’s students by sharing great things about your industry/business, financially contribute to JA programs through a sponsorship, and market your company to students, educators, parents and other businesses.

To get involved with JA Inspire, or to learn more visit call Michelle Jackson at (702)214-0503 or email at 


About Junior Achievement of Southern Nevada

Junior Achievement of Southern Nevada, Inc. was founded locally in 1996. The organization is dedicated to providing financial education to students K-12, with a curriculum that spans from budget management to economic principals, workforce skills and credit. Junior Achievement of Southern Nevada reaches more than 20,000 students annually in the Las Vegas area with the help of 285 businesses and 6,800 business role models. For more information visit and follow on Instagram and Facebook. 


About Junior Achievement USA® (JA)

Junior Achievement is the world's largest organization dedicated to giving young people the knowledge and skills they need to own their economic success, plan for their future, and make smart academic and economic choices. JA programs are delivered by corporate and community volunteers, and provide relevant, hands-on experiences that give students from kindergarten through high school knowledge and skills in financial literacy, work readiness and entrepreneurship. Today, JA reaches 4.5 million students per year in 115 markets across the United States, with an additional 5.8 million students served by operations in 120 other countries worldwide. Visit for more information.

For More Information, Contact: Michelle Jackson, President, Junior Achievement of Southern Nevada, Inc., 702-214-0503,

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