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2018 National Training Seminar Resources

The 35th Annual JAG National Training Seminar and Pre-NTS Professional Development Workshops were held in New Orleans. There were over 575 delegates, speakers, presenters, and guests in attendance. This was the largest gathering of JAG staff and management. Awards and recognition of high performing states and individuals happened during three general sessions. There were seventy (70) interactive workshops where best practices to deliver the JAG Model in high school, middle school, and out-of-school programs were shared! Below are helpful resources from the conference.

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.

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