JOBS for AMERICA'S GRADUATES

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Class of 2017 Performance Outcomes

Governor Eric Holcomb of Indiana, Chair of the Board of Directors of Jobs for America's Graduates, and Governor John Bel Edwards of Louisiana, Vice Chair, announced today that Jobs for America's Graduates achieved the best results in its 38-year history, in serving some of the nation’s most challenged youth achieve education and employment success.

A JAG Grad at Entergy

Kyle Pope is a 2018 graduate of the Jobs for Mississippi Graduates’ AT & T program at North Panola High School.  After graduation, he began an internship at Entergy Mississippi in the Northern District.  In this capacity, Kyle serves as a storeroom clerk assistant where he is a firsthand initial responder who handles problems that hinders the running and functioning of the Northern District.  Kyle duties also include the physical upkeep of the storeroom and stock yard.

IGNITE Montana

Jobs for Montana’s Graduates (JMG) held its annual Spring conference called IGNITE Montana (a Career Development Conference) in Billings, MT while embracing the theme of INNOVATE and community service.  Over 330 students from across Montana gathered to compete in job and employability skills competitions, poster/banner competitions, and a group/individual talent show. 

2018 NTS Program Book and Travel Info

NTS 2018 will be hosted by JAG-Louisiana at the Astor Crowne Plaza New Orleans French Quarter.  The registration packet with full details will be posted on the JAG website in March.

Career Academy Attends First JNCG State Event

Original Article - http://www.hendersoncountypublicschoolsnc.org/blog/2018/05/15/career-aca...

Henderson County Career Academy earned 1st Place in the “Display Boards” competition category at the the Jobs for North Carolina’s Graduates (JNCG) inaugural statewide Student Leadership Summit held last month at N.C. State University.

JMG kicks off Adrian’s Swing fundraiser

Article: https://www.centralmaine.com/2018/05/17/jmg-kicks-off-adrians-swing-fund...

Waterville Senior High School Jobs for Maine Grads students recently kicked off a $1,000 fundraiser to purchase a handicapped-accessible swing for the Judge Morton A. Brody Playground on North Street.

Congratulations 2018 Smith Scholars!

Twenty (20) JAG graduates were selected to receive a $1,000 scholarship and, more importantly, they will be able to use the designation as having been vetted and recognized as a 2018 Smith Scholar.  This high honor should be included in your resume or when applications request a listing of awards, scholarships, or recognitions.  Only 20 JAG graduates in the Class of 2018 will be able to use the Smith Scholar designation.  

Gov. Edwards Signs New Agreement between LCTCS, LDE and JAG Louisiana Providing Scholarships to Graduates

March 14, 2018 

Today, at a Louisiana Community and Technical College System (LCTCS) board meeting, Gov. John Bel Edwards signed an agreement recognizing a new partnership between Jobs for America’s Graduates (JAG), the Louisiana Department of Education (LDE) and LCTCS. The new partnership establishes a $500 one-time scholarship for every student who earns a high school diploma and completes the JAG Louisiana program.

Gov. Holcomb to Keynote JAG Career Development Conference Awards

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INDIANAPOLIS (March 14, 2018) — Gov. Eric J. Holcomb will join Indiana Department of Workforce Development (DWD) Commissioner Fred Payne at the 10th annual Jobs for America’s Graduates (JAG) Indiana Career Development Conference at Ivy Tech Community College Corporate College and Culinary Center on Friday, March 16, 2018. Gov. Holcomb will honor select JAG Indiana students recommended by a panel of judges from competitions held earlier that day.

Jobs for New Jersey’s Graduates get a McLesson in Newark

In mid-February, seventeen representatives from the McDonald’s Corporation’s Archways program went back to school at Weequahic High School in Newark, NJ to work with more than 50 Jobs for New Jersey’s Graduates students.  They presented information regarding employment opportunities, career pathways, scholarships, tuition assistance and advising services for young adults working for McDonald’s.  Regional HR Manager, Jeff Cumberbatch, facilitated the presentations and discussions among regional representatives from development, operations, marketing, finance and owner operators.

Jobs For Maine's Graduates Determined To Help Kids In Need For The Holiday

SKOWHEGAN, Maine (WABI) - Melanie Clark said, "We are shopping for a 9-year-old boy. He loves Pokémon and Minecraft, all that stuff."

More than thirty Jobs for Maine's Graduates or JMG students filled the aisles of the Walmart in Skowhegan. Matt Clark said, "We are working in collaboration with Madison and Carrabec to bring Christmas goods to kids that wouldn't have Christmas otherwise."

Jobs for America’s Graduates and AT&T Team Up to Provide Academic and Career Training in 34 States

Washington, D.C., Nov. 29, 2017 – Jobs for America’s Graduates (JAG)and AT&T are working together to help raise the high school graduation rate and support successful career pathways by expanding academic support and providing mentoring opportunities for underserved students. JAG has received a $3.5 million contribution from AT&T to allow the national non-profit to add new schools and/or expand existing programs through its 34 JAG State Affiliates with proven success records of keeping kids in school.

Governor Eric J. Holcomb elected to serve as Chair of the JAG National Board

INDIANAPOLIS – Governor Eric J. Holcomb has been elected to serve as chair of the National Board of Directors of Jobs for America’s Graduates (JAG) beginning January 1, 2018.

 

Jobs for West Virginia’s Graduates Recommended for Grant

On Tuesday, November 14th, West Virginia Governor Jim Justice and Secretary of Commerce Woody Thrasher recommended seven projects totaling almost $3 million in grants from the Appalachian Regional Commission (ARC) Investment Program.  Among the recommendations was $130,000 to Jobs for West Virginia’s Graduates, Inc.

JAG-South Carolina Grad Working to Complete Welding Certification

Briceton Howell is a 2017 Westside High School JAG graduate, located in Anderson, South Carolina.  Briceton has been a member of JAG since its charter year at Westside High School in 2014. 

Briceton experienced a troubled childhood.  His mother was never a stable support system in his life.  His mom left the family when Briceton was in the seventh grade and he then moved in with his grandparents.  Throughout his childhood, he moved a total of 14 times and attended three different school districts. 

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