YOUR Opportunity to build the future workforce!

Exhibitor Overview

Junior Achievement of Memphis and the Mid-South is building its roster of exhibitors for the 2022 JA Inspire career exploration fair, and we need YOU!

Imagine if a child in the 8th grade understood the thousands of career opportunities available to:

  • Bring a meal from Farm to Table
  • Take a product from Design to Production
  • Move a student athlete from Injury to Rehabilitation
  • Launch a song from Studio to Stadium

At Junior Achievement, we believe it’s critical to introduce our community’s learners to these possibilities before they start high school. The hands-on career fair will take place May 17-19, 2022 at the Agricenter in Memphis.

JA Inspire will:

  • Introduce students to the vast industries and career opportunities available in the region.
  • Train students in the soft skills needed to thrive in these careers.
  • Educate students on the varied pathways to successfully launch into those careers.

Join us, as our community comes together to excite and train the next generation of thriving participants in our region’s economy. We cordially invite you to participate in this dynamic virtual experience and become a part of the JA community.

For more information or questions, please contact Courtney Miller at inspire@jamemphis.org or 901-366-7800.

Frequently Asked Questions

Here are a few frequent questions & answers about JA Inspire.

JA Inspire is a career exploration event for eighth grade students across Memphis and the Mid-South. Students will begin their exploration with mostly abstract notions and will end up focused and activated, with real insights on what industries interest them, what specific jobs are like, and what education is required to do those jobs successfully. JA Inspire offers students the opportunity to learn about careers directly from industry representatives in time to begin planning their high school course work and better prepare themselves for life after high school graduation. For businesses, this is a chance to build your future workforce through hands-on experiences.

JA Inspire is May 17-May 19th. Load in date is Monday, May 16th, 8:30 AM – 4:30 PM.

Students will get to explore different careers by visiting career stations from companies in a wide variety of industries. They will not only learn about individual careers, but they will also examine how industries work together to create an end product or provide a unique service. Students will have the opportunity to Q&A with industry professionals throughout their experience.

Companies will bring careers to life at their career station based on one of the journeys:

Design to production, farm to table, injury to rehab, and studio to stadium. Each career station must include a ‘hands-on’ component that will be interactive and engage students.

Each company is committing to staff their career station over the course of three days. You must provide career mentors for the entire exhibit time. Students will be in the experience constantly from 8:30 AM to 2:30 PM

JA Inspire will have over 3000+ students from across Memphis and the Mid-South attend JA Inspire.