About

Jobs for Washington’s Graduates (JWG) is the Washington State chapter of Jobs for America’s Graduates. Watch a YouTube video describing JAG: http://youtu.be/SP-vP8fkCto

Watch the JWG story here: http://youtu.be/rIAUncR00M4

The mission of Jobs for Washington’s Graduates is to help at-risk youth overcome barriers enabling them to stay in school, graduate and successfully transition to continued education and quality entry-level careers.

The ultimate objective of JWG is to provide participants with classroom and work-based learning experiences that result in a quality job or postsecondary training leading to a career after graduation or completion of a GED. JWG programs provide students with intensive job readiness preparation, leadership development, academic remediation, and job and college placement services, including ongoing support for a full year after graduation.

JWG connects its efforts to career and technical education. Through CTE, JWG students get technical, academic and 21st century skills that better prepare them for career and college options. Many CTE courses articulate to college credit while the student is still in high school, and all are linked to industry standards that inform the curricula and give students experience and skills that assist their transition to the workforce and postsecondary education. For example, through the Microsoft IT Academy program, students can gain industry-level certifications in any Microsoft program. To learn more about CTE programs in Washington, visit the Career and Technical Education webpage.

JWG programs were first implemented during the Fall of 2010 at 16 public high schools and skill centers across Washington, serving 614 students. Now in its fourth year, JWG serves over 1,000 students from 40 school sites including 4 middle schools.

The Jobs for Washington’s Graduates Foundation is a registered 501(c)(3) nonprofit created to support, develop and promote JWG sites and programs in Washington.

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