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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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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.



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.







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



CNC Program Celebrates Completion of 9th CNC Class

On Friday April 8th, Ivy Tech Community College hosted a celebration for the most recent group of students completing their CNC Machining Class.

Class Instructor John Ludlow spoke to the group about their achievement and provided guests with an overview of just some of the skills required to be a good machinist.

Machinist have to be able to read blueprints and understand the designers intention.  They need the attention to detail to be able to make precise measurements and the technical skill to program those measurements into their machines.

He also mentioned that each student has achieved at least 4 NIMS (National Institute of Metalworking Skills) credentials that the students had achieved in areas such as:

  • Measurement, Materials & Safety
  • Job Planning, Benchwork and Layout
  • Manual Milling Skills I
  • Grinding Skills I

Manufacturing is continuing to grow and the need for machininists is growing with it.  As Mr Ludlow said, "store shelves would be empty without machinists."

After receiving their certificates, the students gave a tour of their classroom and displayed examples of their projects for their guests.

Since its beginning in 2014, the Ivy Tech CNC program has completed 9 classes.  In total 42 people have completed the program and have earned a total of 181 NIMS Certifications and the majority of graduates have achieved employment in manufacturing.

For information about the next CNC Class and how WorkOne may be able to assist you, please visit your local WorkOne.

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Spring Cleaning - JAG Style

While their fellow students were thinking about Spring Break, the Terre Haute South JAG students were thinking about that other common phrase: Spring Cleaning.

Before leaving school for break, the Terre Haute South JAG students spent time cleaning up the school's courtyard.

Thank you to all of the JAG students who lent a hand to keep the school looking good.