JA Nova Scotia provides hands-on experiential learning in the classroom and through extra-curricular activities. Programs focus on three educational pillars: financial literacy, workplace readiness, and entrepreneurship. During COVID and beyond, through the economic recovery, JA will have a valuable role to play in skill-building and preparing youth for an ever changing future and ensuring that they are ready to face the challenges of the new market economy. JA operates in over 100 countries with the goal of equipping young people with employable skills and the mindsets they need to succeed. We work hard to provide critical, curriculum-based programming for teachers and students, without overwhelming educators.
Teacher Led Class
Self Directed Program
Volunteer Facilitated Program
This program provides students with practical information about preparing for the working world while still in junior high school. Upon completion of the program, students will be able to research potential careers, and learn how to plan for and keep a job. They will also develop their personal branding and job hunting skills for earning a job.
Through self-reflection, interviews and creation of a personal logo, students explore the importance of building a positive personal brand for the future, starting in junior high school.
Students explore how to use life experiences to develop work skills and how to map a path to employment goals.
Students reflect on the program and showcase their learning through a blog entry.