The Indiana Department of Workforce Development (DWD) announced Wednesday that it has expanded the Jobs for America’s Graduates (JAG) high school dropout prevention program to John Marshall High School
Over the past eight years, the Hoosier JAG program has increased the graduation rate of its participants to 90 percent and has seen a 77 percent placement in post-secondary education/training, full-time job or military placement. During that same time, JAG has grown from 12 programs to 116.
“We are extremely pleased that Governor Pence continues to see the value of the JAG program by making it a significant priority,” said Scott B. Sanders, Commissioner of the Indiana Department of Workforce Development. “Helping our most at-risk students to understand the value of their education and remain in school through graduation and beyond is so very important to making Indiana a state that works.”
JAG is a multi-year dropout prevention program designed to keep at-risk high school juniors and seniors in school through graduation and to provide work-based learning experiences that enable them to achieve the skills necessary for post-secondary education or entering the job market.
More information about Indiana’s JAG program can be found here