Jobs for Alabama Graduates – JAG
Instructor: Adam CareagaServing 70,000 Participants 26 State Affiliates 450,000 Participants since 1980
- Dropout Prevention 9th-12th Grade
- School-to-Career(12th Grade)
- Dropout Recovery Out-of-School Program>
What is JAG?
- Jobs for Alabama’s Graduates(JAG), an affiliate of Jobs for America’s Graduates,Inc., is a non-profit pubilc service program designed to assist high school students through graduation and into the world of work, JAG words hand-in-hand with the school system in helping to prepare students to become well-adjusted, employable citizens. To accomplish its goal, JAG pursues a simple strategy with a four-fold approach.
- IDENTIFY-Identify high school students through a criteria selection process who need help in the transition from school to work or post-secondary education following high school graduation.
- PREPARE AND MOTIVATE-Develop an increased self-worth, acquire life-survival skills and assist through high school graduation. Provide stimulation for success through involvement in the Career Association.
- PLACEMENT-Assist the student in job placement upon graduation.
- FOLLOW-UP-Provide 12-months of intensive follow-up after placement to insure job retention and successful transition into the community.
Why Should Employers Hire JAG Students?
Employers have access to a pool of motivated, job-ready, entry-level workers.
Potential applicants are pre-screened by the job specialist who reduces the employer’s time in interviewing qualified employees.
Students will possess job seeking and job keeping skills enabling them to become contributing members of them “company team.”
Job specialist maintains contact with students and employers throughout a 12-month post-graduation follow-up period. Follow-up services, including additional employability skills training and counseling, are avaliable when the situation demands extensive involvement by a specialist in overcoming any deficiencies.
Employers are recognized for helping reduce the school dropout rate and unemployment rate among at-risk youth by helping them enter the labor market and guiding them toward a meaningful long term career goal.