JA Inspire To Bring Thousands of Students Together With Houston Businesses

Jan 28, 2014, 15:54 ET from Junior Achievement of Southeast Texas

8,000 eighth graders to attend interactive job awareness fair

HOUSTON, Jan. 28, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Junior Achievement of Southeast Houston (JASET) will host a job awareness fair that will allow eighth grade students to interact with more than 30 Houston businesses in a variety of industries.

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On Feb. 3 and 4, Cy-Fair ISD will bus 4,000 students each day to the Berry Center on Barker Cypress Rd. in Cypress, TX for the two-day long event. During that time, students will be able to explore career possibilities based on their personal aptitudes in English, math, science and reading.

"JA Inspire is timed to utilize that information and help students to relate it to real companies and potential jobs," Rick Franke, Junior Achievement of Southeast Texas President said. "It is all about empowering kids to understand their options early enough, so they can make intelligent and informed choices regarding their futures."

Representatives from Exxon Mobil, PwC, LyondellBasell, Microsoft, AT&T, Group 1 Automotive, Chase Bank, the United States Navy, and more will open the eyes of thousands of students to the wide range of possible career opportunities.  By participating in hands-on activities at each company's booth, students will have a unique chance learn about the jobs of the future in industries like energy, health care, finance, technology, government and more.

During five breakout sessions throughout the day, students will hear from inspirational speakers and participate in activities designed to provide an in-depth look at careers in science, technology, engineering and mathematics (STEM), business and industry, public service, arts and humanities and multi-disciplinary professions. Whether off to college, junior college or trade school, each student will learn about the work and preparation needed to reach their goals and obtain the career of their choice.

About Junior Achievement of Southeast Texas
Junior Achievement of Southeast Texas is the greater Houston area's largest organization dedicated to inspiring and preparing young people to succeed in a global economy. Through a dedicated volunteer network of 12,000 adult role models, JA of Southeast Texas provides in-school and after-school programs for students in grades K-12 which focus on entrepreneurship, work readiness and financial literacy. Today, JA of Southeast Texas reaches 273,000 students in more than 900 schools. For more information, visit www.jahouston.org.

For More Information Contact:
Charley Tauer
Junior Achievement of Southeast Texas
713-682-4500 x234

SOURCE Junior Achievement of Southeast Texas