In partnership with Intuit, maker of TurboTax, QuickBooks, and Mint, Junior Achievement launched a re-designed JA Job Shadow®, one of the most popular JA programs around the globe. JA Job Shadow® is a comprehensive experience that helps students design an individualized career path and provides a design-thinking structure for career exploration. Intuit's design thinking process - called Design for Delight - consists of a multi-step process of research, interviews, and observations, where students are taught to deeply focus on a problem, use empathy to identify its causes, and how to methodically create a solution. As part of the partnership, Junior Achievement and Intuit created a new informal learning tool, called the D4D App, where students can access a step-by-step review of the most common tools and techniques of design thinking to help them along their learning journey both in or out of the classroom.
Junior Achievement USA gratefully acknowledges Intuit's support of the JA Job Shadow program and learning apps for students.