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[DWD] Hoosier Students Recognized at JAG State Final
Start Date: 3/11/2016Start Time: 5:00 PM
End Date: 3/11/2016End Time: 5:00 PM
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For Immediate Release | 3/11/2016
Contact: Al Ensley
Phone: 317-232-7358

INDIANAPOLIS (March 11, 2016) – Students from around the state gathered today at Ivy Tech Community College in downtown Indianapolis to take part in Indiana’s annual Jobs for America’s Graduates (JAG) State Career Development Conference (CDC). All participants previously took part in regional conferences for a chance to earn monetary awards and the opportunity to compete at the state level. The conference enabled students to demonstrate their employability skills in nine categories: Career Presentation, Employability Skills, Creative Solutions, Writing Skills, Critical Thinking, Financial Literacy, Public Speaking, Entrepreneurship and Cover Design.

A list of winners from across Indiana is attached to this release. Pictures and video of the event is available upon request.

“The abundance of high-quality competitors at the Career Development Conference is a testament to Indiana’s status as the largest JAG program in the nation,” said Steven J. Braun, Commissioner of the Indiana Department of Workforce Development. “Events like this showcase how JAG Indiana is accomplishing its mission of graduating students on time and preparing them to take the next step in life.”

JAG is a state-based, national non-profit dedicated to developing students academically by helping them overcome barriers to graduation. Since 2006, Indiana’s JAG program has helped more than 15,000 Hoosier students stay in school through graduation, pursue post-secondary education and secure quality jobs leading to career advancement. Currently, more than 5,500 students participate in JAG through 104 programs located in over 96 schools throughout Indiana, making Indiana’s JAG program the largest in the nation. Students are taught competencies, such as critical thinking, team leadership and effective communication skills that will increase their marketability in today’s workforce.

JAG students receive adult mentoring while in school and one year of follow-up counseling after graduation. Indiana’s program graduates more than 93 percent of participants and many students choose to continue their education after high school. The JAG program is funded through community partners and grants provided by the Indiana Department of Workforce Development.

Visit to learn more about the Indiana JAG program.



Contact Information:
Name: Al Ensley
Phone: 317-232-7358
Attachments For This Entry:
    > 2016 JAG CDC Awardees
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