Text Size


Region 7 JAG Program and Instructors Honored at National Conference

Region 7 was well represented at this year’s JAG (Jobs for Americas Graduates) National Training Seminar.  During the seminar, JAG instructors attended workshops and shared best practices with JAG specialists from around the country. 

The Conference included an awards program and Region 7’s hard work was rewarded.  As a program, Region 7 once again received the 5 of 5 Award.  The award recognizes programs that meet or exceed performance measures in 5 categories. 

·         Graduates
·         Total Civilian Job Placements and Military Service
·         Total Positive Outcomes
·         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)
·         Total in Full Time Jobs

Region 7 has received this award each year that it has been presented.

When it came time to recognize individual achievement, Region 7 was also honored.

JAG Specialist Dana Bottomley of Northview High School / Cumberland Academy was named a 2017 Outstanding Specialist.  Mrs. Bottomley was one of only 128 Specialists nationwide to receive this honor.

Greg Lee was honored with the High Performer Award for his work as a Program Manager and Outreach Coordinator.


Congratulations to Mrs. Bottomley, Mr. Lee and all of the Region 7 JAG Specialists who do such fantastic work for the youth of our Region!

For more information about our local JAG Program, please visit http://www.workonewest.com/youth/jag-program or contact Greg Lee at glee@vinu.edu

WorkOne Hosts Job Fair for Kelloggs Employees

On Friday June 23rd, WorkOne hosted a job fair for employees affected by the announced closure of the Kelloggs facility in Seelyville.

Held at the MCL Banquet center the approximately 50 employees who attended were able to meet with 25 local employers who have positions to fill.

In addition to meeting employers, representatives from Ivy Tech were available to discuss their very successful training programs.  

WorkOne staff were also available to schedule follow up sessions to help these employees find future employment.

Thank you to everyone who participated and helped make the morning a success.

 Photo Gallery

JAG Senior Wins National Scholarship

Terre Haute North Senior and Region 7 Outstanding Senior Award winner Evelynn Duncan was recently named a 2017 Smith Scholar.  Applications were received from over 120 JAG students from 23  
states.  Duncan will receive a National JAG Scholar ship of  $1,000.00.

From JAG.org:


Twenty JAG graduates were selected to receive a $1,000 scholarship and one JAG alum was selected to receive a $2,000 scholarship. These twenty-one outstanding JAG graduates have achieved the high honor of 2017 Smith Scholar. This achievement should be listed in the Smith Scholar’s resume or when applications request a listing of awards, scholarships, or recognitions. Only 20 JAG graduates in the Class of 2017 will be able to use the Smith Scholar designation.

The Kenneth M. Smith Scholarship Fund and the Smith Scholars Program were established by the JAG Board of Directors to recognize the extraordinary leadership and service of the President and Chief Executive Officer of Jobs for America’s Graduates, Inc., Kenneth M. Smith.  The number of scholarships to be awarded is dependent on the donations to the Kenneth M. Smith Scholarship Fund.  Funding for the KMS Scholarship Fund has come from JAG Board members as well as Western Union Foundation, Lillian Goldman Trust, Strategic Partnerships and CERI.  From 2009-2017, the Fund has awarded 113 scholarships for a total of $167,000.

2017 Kenneth M. Smith Application Packet Submissions

129 JAG seniors and alumni collegiate studentssubmitted electronic Scholarship Applications by February 15 which consisted of the following documents:

-Application Form

-Resume (2 Pages)

-Essay (2 Pages)

-High School Transcript

-Proof of College Application or Acceptance

-Three Reference Letters demonstrating proof of strong academic, leadership, and career readiness performance

-High Resolution Photo

Congratulations Eveylnn!

Congressman Bucshon Hosts Job Fair

Congressman Larry Bucshon once again partnered with WorkOne to host a successful job fair on Wednesday, May 10th.

Held at the Hulman Center, the job fair provided the opportunity for job seekers to meet with 49 registered employers and discuss job openings.

Approximately 180 job seekers attended the job fair!.


Photo Gallery

Media Coverage:








Northview JAG Hosts Veterans Picnic

On May 7th, the Northview JAG students hosted a free picnic for Clay County Veterans and their families.  This was the 4th year for the picnic.  The students created a flyer which they used to promote the event.  They also worked with local Veteran Organizations and Nursing Home facilities to promote the event to their residents. This year's turnout was the best so far as the students served lunch to approximately 80 people.

At the event, the students collected names and mailing addresses of the attendees and will continue their tradition of sending cards on Veteran’s day.

Media Coverage:


Photo Gallery