JuMPStART Seminars

The JuMPStART Seminars

Seminars designed for Kinder to Grade 6 students.

Journey

This activity, designed for pre-school pupils, familiarizes attendees with the wonderful world of careers. They are also encouraged to dream about what they can become in the future. The facilitator conducts the session using a multimedia presentation highlighting images of various careers, a simple inventory of professions, and fun activities that stimulate learning about distinctions among many kinds of workers.

Duration: 45 minutes


Materials

In this activity, Grade 1 students are given creative opportunities to express their knowledge of, and interest in various careers. Professions and technical-vocational careers will be discussed in simple language to assure students that each type of work is important. They will be encouraged to make valued choices about what careers they like and feel a sense of importance as they envision what possible roles they can take in the society.

Duration: 45 minutes


Plans

This activity will help Grade 2 students understand that engaging in a career requires deliberate steps and careful preparation beginning from childhood. They will be taught how to make a career map that will identify activities or interests involved in helping them become successful professionals and workers. They will also be asked to recognize the importance of the people around them who will help them achieve success in their careers.

Duration: 45 minutes


Strenghts

This seminar uses role-modeling and role playing to impress different careers in the minds of Grade 3 students. The presentation will use fun ideas such as superheroes or memorable persons many children admire to help them understand which professionals inspire and motivate them. Using simple ideas, the speaker will encourage students to look into themselves to identify their skills and find productive confidence in their strengths.

Duration: 45 minutes


Appreciation

Grade 4 students will be taught about job specialization and how each worker has a role in the production process or in finishing a task. Using a well-planned multimedia presentation, the seminar will drive home the point that everyone should find meaningful work by cooperating with others or promoting team work.

Duration: 45 minutes


Responsibilities

This seminar aids Grade 5 students in understanding the big picture where every worker contributes to develop the society and improve lives. They will be led to understand that the output of professionals are aimed at solving major challenges in the society like a lawyer upholding the justice system to deter the commission of crimes, or like a scientist finding solutions to prolong life. The participants are encouraged to become professionals, motivated by personal excellence, and contributing to nation-building.

Duration: 45 minutes


Transitions

Career opportunities become fewer as we make wrong choices in our younger years. Our choices in life become increasingly limited as we make bad decisions. This seminar will creatively demonstrate to Grade 6 students the grim mortality rate of elementary students who make it to high school or eventually graduate from college. It is a wake-up call to those wishing for dream careers, helping them to train their eyes on the actual employment scenario. Overall, the seminar confronts students with challenges in making practical preparations if they want to excel in their chosen careers.

Duration: 45 minutes