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Region 7 JAG Once Again Earns 5 of 5 Award

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Our JAG (Jobs for America's Graduates) program has once again been recognized for achieving the Indiana "5 of 5" Regional Award for the Class of 2014-2015 by meeting and exceeding JAG national standards.  Region 7 has earned this honor every year that it has been presented.  The 5 of 5 Award recognizes JAG programs that meet or exceed the standards in five categories that measure student success:

 

Category

National Standard

Region 7 

Graduates

90%

97%

Total Civilian Job Placements and Military Service

60%

77%

Total Positive Outcomes

80%

85%

Total in Full Time Placement

(Includes Full Time Work, Full Time School, Full Time Military or combination of Part Time School and Part Time Work)

80%

82%

Total In Full Time Jobs

60%

66%

 

Jobs for America's Graduates (JAG) is a state-based national non-profit organization dedicated to helping young people stay in school through graduation, pursue post-secondary education and secure quality entry-level jobs leading to career advancement opportunities.

Thank you to our dedicated JAG Instructors who are making such a positive influence on these students and congratulation to all of our JAG students who are seeing the benefits of their hard work.

For more information about the JAG program in our area, please contact

Greg Lee at glee@vinu.edu

 

2016 Program Year WIOA Local Plan for Public Review and Comment

LEGAL NOTICE

The Region 7 Workforce Development Board DRAFT Local Plan for (WIOA) Workforce Investment Opportunity Act Services for the period July 1, 2016-June 30, 2021 is available on or after May 31, 2016. This plan can be requested by contacting: Angie Crossley, Region 7 Workforce Development Board COO at (812) 238-5616 or by email at acrossley@workforcenet.org.

The Region 7 Workforce Development Board will accept written comments on the Region 7 Plan for Workforce Investment Opportunity Act Services during the period May 31, 2016 – June 29, 2016.

Comments should be submitted: Attn: Angie Crossley, Region 7 Workforce Development Board, 630 Wabash Avenue, Suite 205, Terre Haute, IN 47807 or email acrossley@workforcenet.org.

2016 Congressman Bucshon Job Fair A Success

For the 5th time, WorkOne partnered with Congressman Larry Buchson to host a job fair for local employers and job seekers.

Held on Friday May 20th at the Hulman Center in Terre Haute, the job fair had approximately 300 job seeker attend.  These job seekers were able to discuss job openings with more than 50 local employers.

    

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Media Coverage:

http://www.tribstar.com/news/local_news/matching-jobs-with-workers/article_02e24dd6-ecab-558d-b7f4-6e14f92d2f86.html

http://www.mywabashvalley.com/news/congressman-hosts-job-fair

 

JAG News May 2016

JAG Athletes to continue basketball careers 

Congratulations to JAG student Montgomeree Porter who was awarded a scholarship to play basketball at St Mary's of the Woods!  Terre Haute South JAG student Kayanna Greer signed a letter of intent with Robert Morris University (Peoria, IL) for basketball as well.

 

Northview

On Saturday, May 14, the Northview JAG program hosted it’s 3rd annual Veteran’s Picnic for Clay County Veterans.

Despite the cold weather, approximately twice as many veterans attended the event this year than last year.

http://www.workonewest.com/gallery2/category/43-jag-veterans-picnic

http://wthitv.com/2016/05/14/clay-county-students-say-thank-you-to-local-veterans/

 

    



http://www.thebraziltimes.com/story/2304866.html

 

Terre Haute South 

Monday, May 16, 2016 JAG students participated in South Vigo High School's annual Welding Cookout put on by Mr. Dillion and his welding classes. JAG voted to have a cotton candy stand at the Welding Cookout to fund-raise for the South High School JAG program. Students worked 30 minute shifts making and selling cotton candy and water. It was a great success and they sold out within the first hour of the cookout. JAG profited $114.14 to go towards their JAG program. The students are undecided what they want to do with the money, but they have decided this will be something they do every year at the Welding Cookout. Great job South JAG!

   

 Talent Show Collects Canned Goods for Back Pack Program


On May 19th JAG Students at North High School hosted a Talent Show to help raise donations for the back pack program at North High School. The entire event was student led. Students recruited talent during lunch and held auditions after school for three days. They made sure all needed equipment was obtained for both the dress rehearsal and the show.

The first act was JAG Student Montgomeree Porter. She opened the show with a tap dance and then introduced each additional act. In between acts she told jokes. We had seven other acts; A Rubik’s cube challenge, a song and dance number, a spoken word piece, a vocal/piano number, two soloists, and a vocal/instrumental duet. The show was amazing. The JAG students did a fantastic job. The JAG students collected can goods, pulled curtains, operated the stage lights, operated the sound equipment, and solved some technical issues.

The students were able to collect 52 can goods during the event. These can goods were all donated to the back pack program. They will be handed out during Memorial Day weekend.

  

Sullivan JAG Conquers HR Block Challenge Again!

Congratulations to the Sullivan JAG students who for the second year in a row conquered the HR Block Budget Challenge.

The challenge required students to manage their finances over a period of time using real world examples highlighting three key skill areas: 

  • Balancing current and future cash needs
  • Paying bills on time and on budget
  • Understanding financial concepts

The students received messages and updates via various communication mediums such as e-mail and the mobile app and had to actively participate by logging into the site and completing their financial transactions.  Student responsibility included:

  • Reviewing and paying bills on time
  • Saving money into the 401(k) via direct paycheck contribution
  • Managing credit card balances
  • Answering quizzes / surveys
  • Using the knowledge base and contacting customer service to resolve issues

Teams lost points for every dollar in late fees incurred, while earning points for every dollar saved and completing quizzes.

By winning their group, the Sullivan JAG students earned $5,000 for their school.  Congratulations to the Sullivan JAG Students!

   

 

For more information about the challenge, visit: http://hrblock.budgetchallenge.com/Overview.aspx