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2016 NTS Photo Gallery

The 2016 National Training Seminar and Professional Development Workshops were a success! The largest gathering of JAG Specialists, Managers, Staff, CSA, and others was during the week of July 11 - 15 at Disney's Coronado Springs Resort, in Orlando, Florida.

The program book can be downloaded here.

 

Below is a photo gallery from the week.

 

Delaware Town Square Q&A

"Nicole Poore on Creating the Pathway to Jobs for Delaware Graduates"

May 31, 2016 by Chloe Hudson

Coffin Skateboards: A JWVG Success Story

by W. Brent Sturm

Copyright © 2016 by Jobs for West Virginia’s Graduates, Inc. – All rights reserved.

33rd National Training Seminar Registration

Online Registration is Open

33rd National Training Seminar, July 13-15, 2016

Pre-NTS Professional Development Workshops, July 11-13, 2016

Jobs for Washington’s Graduates Foundation Announces Its Executive Director

Jobs for Washington's Graduates is pleased to announce that Leslie Schmitz has joined the Jobs for Washington's Graduates (JWG) Foundation as Executive Director.  Schmitz has over twenty years of experience in corporate, government, academic and not-for-profit sectors and has expertise in strategic planning, development/fundraising and project management. 

Expect Outcomes of State Expenditures

OP-ED by Liz Dupont-Diehl and John Emra | May 6, 2016
 

Youth unemployment is at a record high, especially for urban and minority teenagers, and we know this impacts their lifetime earnings and prospects. Yet at the same time, AT&T and other businesses are struggling to find workers who have the mindset, habits, and skills to help us succeed.

Jobs for Michigan's Graduates 7th Annual CDC

The 7th Annual Jobs for Michigan’s Graduates Career Development Conference in Lansing

May 2, 2016

Lincoln iJAG to Help Bridge the Community Gap with DISC Training

Motivate 2 Graduate is a Project Based Learning experience in which iJAG students have studied the high school dropout problem in the United States, Des Moines Public Schools, and Des Moines Lincoln High School. Based on research and interviews, students identified student barriers to on-time graduation and then constructed motivators and resources to help overcome those barriers at Lincoln High School.

JAG Nevada Program to Expand to Four North Las Vegas High Schools in "Go Deep" Initiative

Program Helps At-Risk Students Graduate High School

Jobs for Nevada’s Graduates (JAG Nevada) will expand its program to serve an additional 600 students in four critical high schools in North Las Vegas as part of the “Go Deep” initiative, announced Frank R. Woodbeck, chairman of the JAG Nevada board. The four high schools include Canyon Springs, Cheyenne, Mojave and Legacy, which are rated as two-star schools in the Nevada Performance Framework.

Congratulations 2016 Smith Scholars!

Twenty-three (23) 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 2016 Smith Scholar.  This high honor should be included in the Smith Scholar’s resume or when applications request a listing of awards, scholarships, or recognitions.  Only 23 JAG graduates in the Class of 2016 will be able to use the Smith Scholar designation.  
 

Thomas College Hosts 24th Annual JMG Career Development Conference

Article by: Taylor Kinzler

More than 500 juniors and seniors traveled to Thomas College to compete in skills based competitions.

The conference is put on by Jobs for Maine’s Graduates, or JMG.

“So it’s team building, it’s teamwork, it’s problem solving, it’s all of those deeper learning skills that businesses across the state of Maine say these are the skills that are lacking in the emerging workforce this is what we need,” said Lisa Gardner, Director of Stewardship for JMG.

Entergy Building Workforce through New JAG Partnership

April 4th, 2016
Support to Jobs for America’s Graduates Helps Boost Education, Economic Development
 
Jackson, Mississippi – Expanding workforce training and readiness programs in Mississippi, Arkansas and Louisiana is the purpose of a new $250,000 grant to Jobs for America’s Graduates from Entergy Corporation.
 

Social Innovation Fund Initiative to Reach Thousands Through Organizations in Nine States

In partnership with the Corporation for National and Community Service’s Social Innovation Fund, the Annie E. Casey Foundation announced today that it plans to award $5.4 million in grants over the next three years to help more teens and young adults complete high school and postsecondary education and build paths to careers.

Jobs for Michigan's Graduates Annouces Executive Director

Jobs for Michigan’s Graduates, a statewide program committed to raising graduation and employability rates for Michigan youth, announced today that Kristin Harrington has been named Executive Director. Harrington joined the company’s parent organization (Kinexus) in April 2011 and has played a critical role in ongoing statewide expansion efforts. Under Harrington’s leadership, the organization has increased its statewide impact for total students served by 300% in the past two years.  

Bridger, Montana and the Inaugural Scout Service Day

Bridger, Montana is a very small town in the scope of things but the 205 students attending Bridger Public Schools are a mighty force. When they take on a service project, the benefit is not only to those living in the Bridger community but also to those over 40 miles away in Billings, Montana.

Latest Ripon Forum Looks at the Next Steps in Education Reform

With essays by scholars Frederick Hess & Richard Kahlenberg, Senator Tim Scott, and Jobs for America’s Graduates CEO Ken Smith
 
WASHINGTON, D.C. – Abraham Lincoln once called education the “most important subject which we as a people can be engaged in.”

In recent years, education has also been a subject that has fallen victim to partisan gridlock and political dysfunction. The recent enactment of a plan to rewrite the No Child Left Behind Act was a victory over this dysfunction.

JAG Students competing Thursday, how the program is changing their paths in life.

By Lindy Thackston, CBS Indy (original article can be found here)

 

Indianapolis, Ind. (February 4, 2016) - Some Marion County students will put their career development skills to the test Thursday, hoping to win a spot in state competition. This is a special day for the students competing at the JAG Career Development Conference because the were not on the path to graduate or get a job before joining JAG.

American Staffing Association, Jobs for America’s Graduates Partner to Prepare At-Risk Youth for Future Workforce

Alexandria, VA, Jan. 19, 2015—The American Staffing Association and Jobs for America’s Graduates recently formalized a strategic educational and hiring partnership to help prepare at-risk youth from across the nation for their future roles in the workforce.

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