BOSTON — On Friday, December 9th, Dellbrook|JKS joined Junior Achievement of Greater Boston for its inaugural “JA Inspire”, a hands-on career readiness program and exploration showcase designed for eighth-grade students to learn about job opportunities in the region.
The program invited 45 companies across New England to participate in its in-person expo and virtual fair. Both elements of JA inspire are dedicated to teaching students about career opportunities through an interactive educational experience with local employers. Exhibitors designed booths for each event with games, presentations, videos, and helpful information. In its first year, with 800 eighth graders in attendance at the expo, and virtual access open for a three-month period, JA Inspire will have engaged thousands of students from Boston and beyond.
Dellbrook|JKS included physical booth activities like managing a kinetic sand jobsite, wood-framing challenges, Q&A with the team, and a 360 photo booth with PPE dress-up. The firm’s virtual booth featured a narrated "Introduction to Dellbrook|JKS & Construction Management" by Project Manager, Carolyn Kimball, and a 36-piece puzzle challenge with a prize incentive.
“We are excited to be part of this amazing inaugural event with Junior Achievement”, said Sheryce Hearns, Board Member for JA of Greater Boston and Director of Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion at Dellbrook|JKS “This event is a fantastic chance to attract a young and diverse generation of construction professionals to our industry by showing students that this field is growing and full of opportunity for students just like them”.
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