JA Inspire

JA Inspire is designed to strengthen competencies and skill levels of high school students through an education-business partnership focused on career development, education, and training. The program provides students with an opportunity to explore in depth one of our state’s six career industries.

This year, 370 students from Como Park High School’s (St. Paul) Academy of Finance learned about careers in the financial services industry. Students interacted with 40 Wells Fargo volunteers to learn about careers, discuss skills and education requirements, and participate in career stations. The students also took part in a presentation on soft-skills needed for high demand local jobs, and worked with a Wells Fargo volunteer mentor to explore financial service career interests and opportunities within the financial services industry. Seniors had an opportunity to visit Wells Fargo’s downtown Minneapolis campus where they presented their case study findings to a panel of bank volunteers. Through this unique program, students understand the imnportance of developing critical 21st century skills that will help them succeed in a career and dream about a successful future.


Learn more about JA Inspire

For more information about showcasing your business to tomorrow’s employees or giving your students this experiential learning opportunity, contact Charie Gill at 651.255.0469 or charie@jaum.org.