Imagine...

...A unique and immersive experience that inspires students, equips educators, supports employers and empowers families.

That’s Career Jam™ - the most powerful workforce solution.

Career Jam Explore LIVE!

Career Jam Explore LIVE! from Spring 2022 in the Capital Region of NYS.

 

Over 1,800 eighth & ninth graders explore local careers pathways through hands-on skills demos!

Highlighting careers early influences courses of study and shapes the region's talent pipeline.

Our Mission

To empower students from all backgrounds and abilities to imagine their future.

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School Districts

Career Standards Amplified!

Dynamic and unforgettable career exploration & enrichment programs to inspire your students' imaginations about what careers are possible in your region.

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Employers

Shape & Build your future workforce!

 Career Jam provides unique opportunities for students, educators and families to learn about diverse career pathways in your community.

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Economic & Workforce Development Organizations

Build a sustainable workforce pipeline!

Promote Career Jam as part of your business  retention and expansion (BRE) strategies.

Provide a fresh approach to immediate job and training needs.

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Goals

RETAIN

young talent by exposing all students to diverse local career paths.

 

BUILD

a sustainable ecosystem of students, employers, trades, and educators to develop workforce pipelines.

 

MEASURE

reach and impact to help deliver improved skill & career awareness.

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 "We learned about new jobs and careers in the community we've never heard of before. We also learned about what it is like in the workplace, more specific than a job description. Thank you again for making such a good experience for us to learn!" 

Alexis, 8th Grade

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Hear from Community Leaders...

“WDI has a mission of “Growing and Keeping Good Jobs in New York.”  In order to do that we must be working to engage, educate and inspire the next generation.  Being a part of Career Jam allows us to do just that.  Workforce development is tied to economic development and Career Jam helps to improve our region's stability and prosperity.”

Statewide Pre-Apprentice Program, Workforce Development Institute (WDI)

Crickett Thomas-O'Dell

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