JA Inspire Volunteer

JA Inspire Career Expo

Thank you for volunteering at Junior Achievement of the Heartland’s JA Inspire® Career Expo! As a volunteer for this event, you have the opportunity to be a part of shaping the future of local 8th grade students. To date, we have over 2,500 8th grade students and 55 local companies and organizations participating in this one of a kind career exploration event. The JA Inspire Career Expo would not be possible without your support – thank you!

About the JA Inspire Career Expo

Junior Achievement of the Heartland is hosting JA Inspire®, a hands-on, interactive career fair 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 fair, 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.

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.

Event Details

WHAT: JA Inspire Career Expo

WHERE: Bend XPO | 922 Mississippi Parkway | East Moline, IL

WHEN: Thursday, December 8 – Friday, December 9, 2022

Day of Event Overview and Instructions

Curious about what to expect during your time as a volunteer at the JA Inspire Career Expo? The following will provide an overview of what to expect the day of the event and how you can best prepare! 

Presented by:

Sponsored by:

Succeed Sponsors

Impact Sponsor

Hospitality Sponsor

Career Cluster Sponsors

Security Sponsor

Contact our team to learn more!

Nora Marturano
Special Events Manager
[email protected]