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2019 State Career Development Conference Winners

Pictured are Seymour High School senior Carina Muñoz being presented the outstanding senior award, Tami Silverman, president and chief executive officer of the Indiana Youth Institute, and Indiana Department of Workforce Development Commissioner Fred Payne.

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Nominate an Outstanding JAG Indiana Staff Member Today!!

JAG Indiana has the distinct pleasure of honoring our hardworking staff each year at our State Training Seminar, which takes place in the summer. Nominations for the 2019-20 school year are now open.

View the staff honored for 2018 - 2019 and nominate the next group of outstanding JAG Family members here.

The students competing at the JAG career development conference demonstrated the variety of skills and range of ability that will prepare them for success as they continue their education and pursue career opportunities.

I was pleased to see the efforts that all students put into this competition, and their performance was a clear indication of why JAG Indiana has become the nation’s largest and most successful program in the JAG national network.

Fred Payne, Commissioner of the Indiana Department of Workforce Development


Jobs For America's Graduates: The Nation's Premier Educational Recovery Program

After several consecutive years of slow improvement, the nation’s high school graduation rate stands at 84%. Although this increase is encouraging, a hard reality remains - one of every six students beginning high school does not finish it, leaving the U.S. graduation rate near the bottom of economically developed nations.

Students praise Jobs for America’s Graduates program

High school senior Sidney Shoaf was more than willing to talk about her dream job when Gov. Eric Holcomb asked about her future goals. She plans to pursue a marketing track at IUPUI's Kelley School of Business. "I'd like to go into business or something business-related where I can wear a pantsuit," she told Holcomb.

Pendleton senior named Indiana's outstanding Jobs for America's Graduates student

Sidney Shoaf, “JAG has allowed me to do things I would not have been able to do before,” the senior said. “I feel I have advantages over other seniors who haven’t taken the class.” Sidney was named the outstanding student in the state and won a $3,000 scholarship.

Overcoming Obstacles

Cadie Honaker of Sullivan High School finished second in the writing skills competition and Parker Timberman of Northview High was an Outstanding Senior Honorable Mention at the Jobs for America’s Graduates program’s 10th annual State Career Development Conference that was held recently in Indianapolis.

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