On an early morning in December 2021, students listened in and imagined what it was like to be part of one of the first graduating JAG classes while special guest speaker, Bob Burns described what led him to his now, 36 years with General Dynamics Mission Systems (GDMS).
On December 10th, the Tolleson Union High School JAG class inducted 45 students into the 2021-22 JAG program during the “Initiation and Installation” ceremony. JAG, also known as Jobs for Arizona’s Graduates, has a deep history in Tolleson serving TUHS students since 1981.
This October of 2021, Young Professionals of Discover (YPOD) donated $10,000 to Jobs for Arizona’s Graduates (JAG) programming. This generous donation will be used to support the JAG mission to help young people stay in school and acquire the academic, personal, leadership and vocational skills they need to be successful upon graduation.
In their premier presentation to the Coolidge High School JAG program, Nikola Corporation employees of Coolidge, Arizona, piqued students’ interest in future employment opportunities. The zero-emissions Class 8 battery-electric and hydrogen fuel cell vehicle manufacturer is significantly increasing quality job opportunities to Coolidge residents who are enthusiastic to impart the impact.
JAGWorks partnered with Neighborhood Ministries to offer a 3-Day Leadership Bootcamp for Central Phoenix youth. This training was designed and facilitated by JAG Social Services Coordinator, Kasarah Abdella, in two hour intervals each week to allow for reflection time between sessions and topics. Participants learned about job readiness, teamwork, and leadership development, and completed a Build Your Resume workshop with Troy Maskell from Goodwill Industries.