Indiana’s JAG Program Continues to Excel by Again Winning Top Honor

(INDIANAPOLIS) – Indiana’s Jobs for America’s Graduates module continues to gleam as a inhabitant personality among a peers, earning a prestigious endowment for a fifth uninterrupted year.

JAG Indiana, that is administered by a Indiana Department of Workforce Development (DWD), perceived a “5 of 5” Award Jul 10 during a inhabitant JAG discussion in Orlando, Florida. The endowment famous a Indiana module for surpassing 5 goals set during a inhabitant turn relating to graduation rates, post-secondary education, pursuit placement, and other poignant milestones.

Brianna Morse (left), DWD’s Director of Youth Initiatives, and Leslie Crist, DWD’s Associate Chief of Workforce Programs, accept a “5 of 5” Award from inhabitant JAG President and CEO Kenneth M. Smith.

“The Jobs for America’s Graduates module impacts a lives of immature people in an unusual way, and I’m anxious to see Indiana’s proven formula respected with a ‘5 of 5’ Award,” Gov. Eric J. Holcomb said. “Indiana leads a republic with some-more JAG programs (139) than any other state, and by assisting students finish their high propagandize diplomas, we keep immature Hoosiers on a trail to lifelong success.”

JAG Indiana’s achievements for a 2018-19 propagandize year include:

  • 96% graduation rate (national idea is 90%);
  • 74% pursuit placement, including troops (national idea is 60%);
  • 90% certain outcome rate, definition possibly alighting a job, fasten a troops or going on to post-secondary preparation (national idea is 80%);
  • 92% full-time chain (national idea is 80%);
  • 79% in full-time jobs (national idea is 60%).

In addition, 77 particular JAG programs statewide achieved “5 of 5”, a state record; and all 12 DWD regions via Indiana warranted “5 of 5” awards for a second uninterrupted year.

“The JAG Indiana module continues to soar to new heights with a fifth uninterrupted 5 of 5 award, and we are so unapproachable of how it is assisting Hoosier youths find success,” pronounced Brianna Morse, DWD’s executive of girl initiatives. “The dedicated JAG staff around a state work tirelessly year-round to renovate a lives of their students in and out of a classroom, and it’s those relations that make all a difference.”

JAG is a state-based, inhabitant not-for-profit classification active in 35 states that assists high propagandize students by assisting them overcome educational hurdles and grasp graduation.

JAG Indiana has grown to be a largest associate in a inhabitant network, with 139 programs statewide. Gov. Holcomb, who recently served as authority of JAG’s National Board of Directors, has a idea of expanding a module via a state. Since 2006, some-more than 30,000 students have participated in JAG Indiana with 95 percent graduating from high school.

Last propagandize year, some-more than $35 million in grant income was awarded to JAG Indiana students, another record and best in a nation. 

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