(INDIANAPOLIS) – The 11th annual JAG Career Development Conference is a culmination of months of regional competitions, which focused on several disciplines critical to employment.
The top students in each category from the regional competitions advanced to Indianapolis for a chance to earn monetary awards by showcasing the employability skills they have learned through the program.
The event will be held at Ivy Tech Community College Culinary and Conference Center, 2820 N. Meridian St., Indianapolis on Friday, March 15, from 9:25 a.m. until 2 p.m. (EDT)
Keynote speaker at 12:50 p.m. is former Indianapolis Colts player and Super Bowl champion Marlin Jackson. The awards ceremony follows from 1:15 p.m. until 2 p.m., capped by Outstanding Senior Award recognizing the senior who exemplifies the JAG spirit through his/her commitment to education, community service, and leadership.
Competition will begin at 9:25 a.m. and conclude at 11:30 a.m. The media is invited to attend the competition as well as lunch.
Areas of competition include:
- Career Presentation
- Entrepreneurship Plan
- Cover Design
- Financial Literacy
- Creative Solutions
- Public Speaking
- Critical Thinking
- Writing Skills
- Employability Skills
- Outstanding Senior
JAG is a state-based, national non-profit organization that assists students with barriers to success by helping them overcome academic challenges and achieve graduation. Students learn up to 88 competencies such as critical thinking, team leadership, and effective communications skills to increase employability. Visit jagindiana.org to learn more about the Indiana JAG program.
About the Indiana Department of Workforce Development
DWD serves the worker and the employer to ensure workplace success. DWD is committed to innovating and invigorating Indiana’s economic future by providing WorkOne Career Centers, Unemployment Insurance, Labor Market Information, Regional Workforce Strategies, and Professional Training. Through these services, DWD is able to develop a premier workforce that enables Indiana employers to flourish and entices businesses from outside our state to relocate to Indiana.