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JAG Students Raise Money In Memory of Fellow Students

The Terre Haute South JAG program recently completed an act of caring and show of school/community support. The students designed and sold memorial wristbands to help offset funeral and related expenses of the families of two Terre Haute South students, one a fellow JAG student, who passed away in a recent accident. All proceeds were donated to the families of these two students.

Making Diversity Work

On Thursday May 14th, WorkOne partnered with the Terre Haute Chamber of Commerce, INBLN (Indiana Business Leaders Network) and the Disability Employment Initiative to host an audience of over 100 people representing local employers for "Making Diversity Work". 

Our guest speakers were Ted Childs, formerly of IBM Human Resources and Deb Dagit former Diversity Officer of Merck & Co.  Ted and Deb provided great insights from their careers as champions of the benefits of a diverse workforce. 

In addition to their prepared discussion, the speakers took questions from the audience.

Thank you to all who attended and helped make the event a success!

 

  

 

 

Spring 2015 JAG Activities

As the school year winds down, our JAG students have continued to be busy supporting their communities.

Clay County Veteran's Picnic:

In Brazil, the JAG Students from Northview and Cumberland Academy hosted a free picnic for Clay County Veterans.

http://www.mywabashvalley.com/story/d/story/clay-county-veterans-picnic/42742/lP6JaUqKgESSxh3vn_GnJQ

  

Click here to view additional pictures from the event.

 

Shake it Off:

In Vigo County, Terre Haute North JAG Students participated in Hamilton Center's Shake it Off Event to promote mental health awareness.

 

H & R Block Challenge:

Our Sullivan JAG students recently participated in the H&R Block Budget Challenge.  The students competed in a challenge that featured a simulated budget.   Students had to stick to a schedule, create a budget and log on complete various tasks such as paying bills on time and saving for retirement  

By finishing in the Top 25 out of thousands of schools nationwide the school received a $5,000 award!

Congratulations to the Sullivan JAG Students on a job well done!

 

 

Duke Energy Receives WorkOne Achievement Award

INDIANAPOLIS- Duke Energy, located in Terre Haute, received a WorkOne Achievement Award for partnering with WorkOne to create employment opportunities for local Hoosiers. The award was presented today in a ceremony at the Indiana Statehouse.


Duke Energy is the largest electric power holding company in the United States, supplying and delivering energy to approximately 7.3 million U.S. customers. Recently, Duke partnered with WorkOne to utilize IndianaCareerConnect.com, Indiana’s largest online job bank, as well as the WorkKeys applicant skills testing system to create a new process to recruit linemen for their apprenticeship program throughout the state. As a result of this collaboration, WorkOne was able to provide a number of qualified candidates for the program.

“Duke Energy is committed to developing the workforce in their community,” said Steven J. Braun, Commissioner of the Indiana Department of Workforce Development. “Their dedication to workforce development with WorkOne has definitely paid off over the years.”

The WorkOne Achievement Awards are awarded by the Indiana Department of Workforce Development to 12 individuals for their outstanding accomplishments while participating in the workforce development system. Twelve awards were also presented to employers who partner with WorkOne for their contribution to growing Indiana’s economy and commitment to their community. All of today’s recipients were nominated for the award by their local WorkOne center.


Pictured: Brad Trusler WorkOne, Laury Burris WorkOne, Rick Burger Duke Energy, Joe Williams Duke Energy, James Aker Duke Energy, and DWD Commissioner Steven J. Braun.

Media Contact: Joe Frank, 317-234-7671or jfrank@dwd.in.gov

Chad Smith Receives WorkOne Achievement Award

INDIANAPOLIS- Chad Smith of Clinton was presented with the WorkOne Achievement Award for overcoming several employment barriers and pursuing a better life for himself. He received the award today in a ceremony at the Indiana Statehouse.

After serving in the military, Smith found himself working as a union construction laborer, but wanted consistent, year-round employment. He was successful in finding a job with a local company as a machine operator, but soon found himself downsized and again looking for work. At his local WorkOne, Smith attended job search, resume, and career interest workshops, where he became interested in Computer Numerical Control (CNC) machining. Utilizing services and education opportunities available through WorkOne, Smith attained a National Career Readiness Certificate through WorkKeys, and was able to complete CNC training at Ivy Tech. He completed his training and found his current job in only eleven months.

“After serving in the United States Army and Navy for a combined twelve years, Chad came to WorkOne in search of a steady, rewarding career,” said Steven J. Braun, Commissioner of the Indiana Department of Workforce Development. “Through Chad’s strict work ethic, and the help of WorkOne, he now has a job that he loves in an in-demand industry.”

The WorkOne Achievement Awards are awarded by the Indiana Department of Workforce Development to 12 individuals for their outstanding accomplishments while participating in the workforce development system. Twelve awards were also presented to employers who partner with WorkOne for their contribution to growing Indiana’s economy and commitment to their community. All of today’s recipients were nominated for the award by their local WorkOne center.

Pictured: Donna Cooper WorkOne, Tammy Marion, Marion Manufacturing, Chad Smith, and DWD Commissioner Steven J. Braun.

Media Contact: Joe Frank, 317-234-7671or jfrank@dwd.in.gov