Nonprofit launches virtual Career Speaker Series for teens

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The YouTube series features Michigan business professionals sharing information on their careers in “short, but impactful video formats that simulate a virtual job fair.” Courtesy Junior Achievement

Junior Achievement is working to keep teens inspired about their futures during a difficult time.

Junior Achievement of the Michigan Great Lakes said last week that it is releasing a free video resource for teens called the JA Career Speaker Series.

The YouTube series features Michigan business professionals sharing information on their careers in “short, but impactful video formats that simulate a virtual job fair.”

The videos are searchable based on 16 career clusters, allowing students to focus on particular areas of interest. Students who might not have an idea of what they envision for their future can review many or all of the career clusters to learn more about what is available as a career in Michigan.

“We were looking at what we could do from a local perspective to keep inspiring our area students,” said Bill Coderre, president and CEO of Junior Achievement of the Michigan Great Lakes. “As unsettling as this has been to us as adults, consider the impact this is having on thousands of young people who are at home. We are doing this so that our students can spend more time planning for and dreaming about tomorrow and less time worrying about today.”

This series is part of JA’s “Tomorrows Are More Important Than Ever” online resources being provided to students.

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