Nearly 200 high-school students from across the state competed in 10 different categories at the 11th annual Jobs for America’s Graduates (JAG) Career Development Conference in Indianapolis on March 15.
The event was the culmination of months of regional competitions, which focused on several disciplines critical to future employment. The top students in each category from the regional competitions advanced to the state competition in Indianapolis for a chance to earn monetary awards by showcasing the employability skills they have learned through the program. JAG is a state-based, national not-for-profit organization that assists high-school students by helping them overcome academic challenges and earn their diploma. JAG Indiana is administered by the Indiana Department of Workforce Development (DWD). The categories in which JAG students competed challenged their critical thinking skills, entrepreneurial savvy, public speaking and writing comprehension, with 12 students vying for the top Outstanding Senior Award.