BH HIGH STUDENT WINS STUDENT OF THE YEAR AT JMG CAREER DEVELOPMENT CONFERENCE

They worked all year on the skills and talents needed to get a quality job, and then headed off to the 10th Annual Jobs for Michigan’s Graduates Career Development Conference to showcase those talents and vie for trophies to reward their prowess. More than 300 youth, volunteer judges and employer partners from across the state convened in Lansing last Thursday, March 21st for the 10th annual Career Development Conference where the youth put on display their leadership and employability skills, competing in employment-inspired events that use the skills learned through the JMG program…

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Students Vouch for Vital School Program

BENTON HARBOR — A Benton Harbor High School senior’s testimony in Lansing is helping bring attention to the Jobs for Michigan’s Graduates program, which was at one point on the chopping block as state officials go through the process of putting together the 2019-20 budget, which starts Oct. 1. Senior Tamia Clay told members of the Michigan Senate Appropriations subcommittee on Talent and Economic Growth on April 16 that JMG put her on the right path as she prepares to graduate from high school. She said she used to be up late a lot and didn’t pay much attention to how she presented herself. That changed when she enrolled in specialist Corey Sterling’s JMG class her junior year…

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Relationships Shine at the Jobs for Michigan’s Graduates Career Development Day

The chatter of hundreds of high school students, teachers, mentors, and community volunteers fill the Lansing Convention Center in Lansing, Mich. with a hum of excitement. The students are about to face off in a series of competitions. Not as part of a spelling bee or sports event, but as a test of their employability skills. GradNation has long believed that the high school experience should prepare students for what happens next. Work-based learning programs like Jobs for Michigan’s Graduates (JMG) are one way to give students the confidence, the support, and the skills they need to be successful in careers and civic life…

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