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JobSpark kicks off in northern Indiana

AUBURN, Ind. (Inside INdiana Business) — Junior Achievement of Northern Indiana is kicking off its two-day JA JobSpark event in Auburn Tuesday. The organization says more than 4,000 middle and high school students from Allen, DeKalb, LaGrange and Noble counties will learn about various career paths from more than 50 local businesses.

As part of the event, which is taking place at the J. Kruse Education Center, students will hear about careers in eight industry clusters through live demonstrations, hands-on activities and conversations with industry experts. They will also learn about the skills needed for in-demand jobs when they graduate.

“It’s imperative that we provide students the tools and resources they need to succeed, and this hands-on, real-world experience educates them on the skills they need today for the jobs of tomorrow,” said Mike Kamphues, executive director of banking for JPMorgan Chase, one of the participating businesses.

The industry clusters represented at the event include advanced manufacturing, engineering and logistics; agriculture, food and natural resources; architecture, engineering and construction; business, finance and marketing; government, law and public service; health and life sciences; hospitality, tourism and arts; and information technology.

Junior Achievement says the goal of the event is to give students a better understanding of the courses they need to take, a track for post-secondary learning, and a clear career pathway that aligns with their interests.

You can learn more about the event by clicking here.