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2015 Northview JAG 12 Trees of Christmas

At Northview High School, the JAG program continued a wonderful holiday tradition started by previous JAG classes.

For the 3rd year the Northview JAG program has given back to the community through its 12 Trees of Christmas project.  The JAG students partnered with Wagoners Tree Farm to provide free Christmas trees to 12 families in Clay County.

While Wagoners provided the trees, the JAG students collected lights, ornaments and tree stands to go with each tree.  The students even spent time creating several hand made ornaments.

During their holiday break the students delivered the trees and help set them up.

Congratulations and Thank You to the Northview High School JAG program and Wagoners Tree Farm for continuing this great tradition!

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CNC Program Celebrates 8th Class Graduation

On December 17th Ivy Tech Corporate College held a graduation ceremony to celebrate the completion of its latest CNC Operator Training Class.

The curriculum of this course was developed through collobaration between Ivy Tech and local manufacturers.  Completion of the 225 contact hour class results in attendees receiving a minimum of 4 NIMS Certifications for each student.  However, the five students who attended the program completed the additional work necessary and received a combined total of 25 NIMS certifications.

The ceremony was attended by family members of the graduates, WorkOne Employment Advisors, Ivy Tech staff as well as a representative from a local employer.

After the ceremony, the students gave the visitors a tour of the training area and displayed their final projects.

     

 

Since it began in 2013, the CNC program has now graduated 54 students who have attained a total of 217 NIMS Certifications.  The majority of these students are now employed.

For more information about the next training class, please visit your local WorkOne.

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JAG Students Assist Light House Mission

This Thanksgiving season, members of the Terre Haute North JAG class took time during their holiday break to volunteer at the Light house Mission.

 The Light House Mission was established in 1890 to serve the needs of transient and needy local people in Terre Haute, Indiana, and has served in this capacity to the present time. In 1935, it was recognized as a not-for-profit organization by the state of Indiana. It has expanded its range and geographic scope of services to include 19 counties in West Central Indiana and East Central Illinois. As these counties form some of the poorest localities in the two states, the Mission has seen a significant increase in the number of indigent and homeless in the last few years. The Mission accepts all who need assistance and does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, sex, religion, national or ethical origin, age, physical disability, or medical condition.

http://www.thlhm.org/home.aspx

The students helped serve meals as well as assisting with washing dishes, etc.

 Well done Terre Haute North JAG!

 

 

 

2015 WorkOne Partner Conference

On November 20, WorkOne hosted it's annual Partner Conference.

The Partner Conference brought together over 50 representatives of local service providers.  The conference gave attendees the opportunity to network with other agencies in the area.

The presenters gave attendees updates on the successes of their programs as well as information about any upcoming changes.

This year's presenters were:

  • Experience Works
  • The Hamilton Center
  • United Way of the Wabash Valley
  • Vocational Rehabilitation
  • Adult Basic Education
  • Ivy Tech Community College
  • WorkOne
  • Vincennes University

 

In addition to the presenters, the attendees participated in a break out session.  The theme of the break out session was Youth Engagement.  The groups worked together on developing ideas to increase Youth Awareness and Engagement in the various services provided.  Many great ideas were captured and shared with the entire group!

Thank you to all of the Partners who attended this year's conference.

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2015 Sullivan Employment Expo

WorkOne recently participated in the first annual Sullivan Employment Expo.

The Expo was hosted in partnership with Sullivan Mayor Clint Lamb and Vincennes Mayor Joe Yochum at the newly opened Sullivan Civic Center.

WorkOne assisted in recruiting employers from Clay, Knox, Sullivan and Vigo Counties to participate in the event.

Over 20 employers attended and were able to discuss job openings with the over 100 job seekers who visited the expo.

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Media Coverage:

http://wthitv.com/2015/10/14/job-seekers-get-opportunity-to-meet-with-employers/

http://www.mywabashvalley.com/news/sulluivan-job-fair