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JA Trades

JA Trades Experience

  • Communicate benefits of jobs in Trades and demonstrate variety
  • Up to 90 Middle Grade and High School students a day
  • Students rotate through stations to have hands-on experiences injobs in trades
  • STEM skills and safety highlighted with experiences
  • Students take VR cardboard glasses home to show their family and friends

How is JA Trades Unique?

  • Target audience: Middle Grade Students
  • We will reach students in Rural, Urban, and Suburban areas
  • JA has relationships with Educators who engage 170,000 studentsin JA annually
  • Inclusive: All students invited to participate, not just those with interest
  • JA has established district operationsthroughout Missouri and Southern Illinois
  • Other organizations running Trades experiencesfor studentsin our community shared that JA Trades can help build a pipeline of students to participate in their programs
  • Built to easily adapt experience for High Schoolstudents and 18-25 year old adults.
  • Educators shared
    • Middle Grade students are very impressionable and will remember this experience
    • Engaging students with hands-on experiencesis exactly what is needed

To access the complete slide deck about this experience, click the JA Trades Information Packet button below.

Download a brief informational flyer.

Share Your Experience: Share your training and career experiences with our local youth by providing a short video. Click here for more information.

For more information, please contact Lori Jacob, President and CEO, at

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Trades Sponsor

Gold Sponsor

Logo for Ameren

Silver Sponsor

Logo for Dennis M Jones Family Foundation

Bronze Sponsor

Logo for Emerson
Logo for Graybar
Logo for Keeley
Logo for MiTek
Logo for OPUS Foundation
Logo for Poettker Construction Company
Logo for RBC

Annual Trades Sponsor

Logo for Quanta-Par
Logo for Revizto

Program Sponsor

Logo for Intren-Mastec
Logo for Nestle Purina
Logo for Plocher Construction
Logo for Three Phase Line Construction

Student Sponsor

Logo for Luzco Technologies LLC

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