About the Program
JA It's My Job (Soft Skills) helps students understand the value of professional communication and soft skills, making them more employable to future employers across multiple career clusters. Lessons focus on social and soft skill competencies that relate real-life experiences to job skills and prepare students for their future careers. Topics include communication and presentation skills, manners, listening skills, and cell phone etiquette.
JA Inspire is recommended for 6th to 12th grades. It’s a volunteer-led program that can be implemented as a classroom-based, remote synchronous, or after-school program. It includes six 45-minute sessions, with additional extended learning activities and optional digital assets offered throughout. The minimum delivery is three sessions; the number and topic of modules can be determined based on student needs and available time.
Focuses on the brag sheet, speaking about yourself, and being able to translate your own experiences into relevant answers to interview questions and mock interviews.
Focuses on voice, tone, professional speech, and topics to avoid at work; covers communication methods to ensure workplace success.
Covers the appropriate use of cell phones in the workplace, including cell phone etiquette, apps, and Internet access to increase productivity and proper workplace texting language.
Focuses on the basics of manners, etiquette, and proper workplace behavior and covers the basics of professional communication and workplace introductions. Workplace Writing: Covers the basics of why grammar, punctuation, and spelling are relevant (they communicate about you), using appropriate language in writing, and doing a basic task (email). Applications and Resumes: The basics of both job applications and resumes.