Twenty JAG graduates were selected to receive a and one JAG alum was selected to receive a These twenty-one outstanding JAG graduates have achieved the high honor of 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 and the 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
submitted electronic Scholarship Applications by February 15 which consisted of the following documents:
-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
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!.
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.
Disability Awareness Month
Cloverdale JAG continued its month long initiative to promote disability awareness in the Cloverdale High School community by focusing on inclusion and the understanding of the experience of those with mobility challenges. During SRT period, members of Cloverdale JAG presented poster boards and activities informing the community of the incidence, prognosis and adaptations of those with facing ambulatory difficulties. In particular, a selected student experienced a day in a wheelchair; which entailed having to use sliding boards, using alternative routes to destinations, and learning how to raise the chair off of two legs (pop-a-wheelie) to move up to raised surfaces. Members of the school community learned to adapt the game of tennis for the those that require the use of the wheelchair, while others participated in an inclusive game of baseball, one in which the mobility challenged teammate pitched the entire game and was granted a "designated fielder" similar to the traditional application of the "designated hitter".
Terre Haute North Assists with Easter Egg Hunt
North JAG Students participated in the CASA (Court Appointed Special Advocates) and Remnant Christian Church community wide Easter egg hunt again this year. On April 8th three students met at the church with several other community groups and worked as one big team to stuff 23,000 eggs. Those eggs were brought to the school and carefully laid out on the football field March 30th. JAG students noticed that several eggs needed inspection and repair before being set out on the field. All of the volunteers helped carry equipment and supplies to designated areas. The JAG students pitched in and helped as directed. Booths were set up and JAG students prepared their area for attendee’s entertainment. Assignments were given to each student. JAG students helped man one of the bouncy slides, a fish bowl game, and three other table game areas. One JAG student even assisted with bathroom detail. Part of that detail work was to make sure this area remained safe for the children. After the event JAG students assisted with tear down and trash clean up. We worked from 7:30 am to 1:45 pm. At the end of the event we were tired but glad to serve our community at such a great event.
INDIANAPOLIS (April 12, 2017) – The Department of Workforce Development (DWD) and its WorkOne Career Centers hosted their biennial WorkOne Achievement Awards on Tuesday, April 11, 2017, at the Statehouse. The ceremony recognized the success of Hoosier employees and employers who have received services through WorkOne. PPG Industrial Coatings and Natasha Trinkle of Terre Haute, Ind., were two of 22 recipients who received an employer award and an individual award, respectively. Both recipients were nominated for the award by their local WorkOne center.
PPG Industrial Coatings received a WorkOne Achievement Award for partnering with WorkOne to create employment opportunities for local Hoosiers.
PPG Industrial Coatings manufactures environmentally responsible products that use less energy and utilize better application processes. PPG offers industrial coatings that allow customers to reduce their hazardous air pollutants emissions. The company’s two facilities in Brazil, Ind., manufacture both powder and liquid coatings which are shipped all over the world. PPG uses WorkOne services to advertise job openings and to test candidates. The company has filled numerous positions throughout the last six years with the assistance of WorkOne employer services.
Pictured left is WorkOne Business Consultant Brad Trusler, PPG HR Director Jim Holtel, PPG HR Generalist Kelly Shillings and DWD Commissioner Steve Braun.
Natasha Trinkle received a WorkOne Achievement Award for overcoming several employment barriers and personal challenges, and for pursuing a better life for herself.
Accompanied by WorkOne Career Advisor Tina Kent, Trinkle is pictured with Commissioner Steve Braun.
Trinkle enrolled in WorkOne services in November of 2014 as an in-school youth. At the time, she was 21 years old, in her first semester of a Registered Nurse (RN) program and was homeless. Throughout her schooling, WorkOne helped Trinkle with tuition, books, uniforms, NCLEX testing and frequent mentoring and counseling. Trinkle graduated from the program, passed her NCLEX and saved enough money to put a deposit on an apartment. With a place to call home and working as an RN, Natasha is now on a path to a better life.