JA It's My Job (Soft Skills)

JA It's My Job curriculum cover

Middle School
High School
Classroom Based

Pillars of Student Success
Work Readiness High Work Readiness
Financial Literacy Minimal Financial Literacy
Entrepreneurship Minimal Entrepreneurship
JA It's My Job (Soft Skills) will help students understand the value of professional communication and soft skills, making them more employable to future employers across multiple career clusters. Lessons will focus on social and soft skill competencies relating real-life experiences to job skills and preparing students for their future careers. Topics include communication and presentation skills, manners, listening skills, and cell phone etiquette. This program is part of the JA Work and Career Readiness Pathway. Recommended for high school but may be adapted for middle school.

Program Concepts

Cell phone behavior and function in the workplace, Character development, Career preparation, Employer expectations, Ethics, Job application, Job interview, Positive attitude, Professionalism, Making a good impression, Manners, Relationships with others, Resume, Self-motivation, Soft, interpersonal, or transferable skills, Workplace behavior and productivity, Workplace communication

Skills Students Learn

  • Active listening
  • Analyzing and applying information
  • Collaboration
  • Critical observation
  • Decision-making
  • Demonstrating soft skills in a mock interview
  • Evaluating alternatives
  • Examine forms
  • Oral and written communication
  • Presenting information
  • Role-playing
  • Self-evaluation
  • Working in teams
  • Weighing consequences of personal behavior

Alignment with State and National Standards

Scope and Sequence

Junior Achievement learning experiences cover financial literacy, career and work readiness, and entrepreneurship. Our extensive scope and sequence helps explain how our programs cover these subjects at various grade levels.

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A Junior Achievement Volunteer teaches students
Junior Achievement lessons are delivered by volunteers from the community. These presenters are prepared by JA to facilitate engaging learning activities that focus on financial literacy, work and career readiness, and entrepreneurship. This results in an enriched learning experience that helps students make the connection between what they learn in school and the world outside the classroom.

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4) Empower Students with Standards-Based Education

After all details are in place, the JA volunteer will deliver lessons to your students either virtually or in-person.

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