Hoosier Students Honored at JAG State Final in Indianapolis

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Hoosier Students Honored at JAG State Final in Indianapolis


INDIANAPOLIS (March 17, 2017) - Students from around the state gathered today at the Ivy Tech Corporate College and Culinary Center in downtown Indianapolis to take part in the ninth 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 CDC enabled students to demonstrate their skills in nine categories: Career Presentation, Employability Skills, Creative Solutions, Writing Skills, Critical Thinking, Financial Literacy, Public Speaking, Entrepreneurship and Cover Design.

Click here for a list of winners from across Indiana

“Today's JAG competitors demonstrated the type of skills and ability that will well position them for success in their future educational and career endeavors,” said Steven J. Braun, Commissioner of the Indiana Department of Workforce Development. “I am proud of each student's performance as they are the primary reason JAG Indiana has become one of the largest and most successful programs in the national JAG network.”

Beginning with just 12 schools, JAG Indiana has grown to the largest affiliate in the national network with more than 110 programs statewide. Since its inception, over 17,000 Hoosiers have participated in JAG, which has a 94 percent graduation rate. JAG students receive career preparation and life skills training while in school and one year of adult mentoring after graduation to ensure their continued success.  Many students choose to continue their education after high school. In fact, JAG students secured more than $21 million in scholarships for the class of 2016.

Visit jagindiana.org to learn more about the JAG Indiana program.


For additional information, contact:

Drew Griffis, 317.650.6158, agriffis@dwd.in.gov

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