Jobs for Georgia Graduates Events

2011 Jobs for Georgia Graduates Leadership Summit

In November 2011, 150 students representing 25 JGG program sites from across the state attended the third annual JGG Leadership Summit at Fort Valley State University. Four leadership workshops were provided, and Mr. Jeff Johnson, award-winning journalist, social activist, and political commentator, was the keynote speaker. The event was sponsored by Everest Institute and Corinthian Colleges, and all workshops were facilitated by Everest Institute staff from metro Atlanta campuses. 

2011 Jobs for Georgia Graduates Multi-Year Spring Awards Luncheon

In April 2011, the 11th Annual Multi-Year Spring Awards Luncheon was held at the Sheraton Atlanta Hotel. The theme for the program was “Going Further, Reaching Higher.” Dr. Helen Parker, USDOL/Employment and Training Administration Regional Administrator, presented the opening remarks. Among many outstanding accomplishments, Dr. Parker is credited with initiating the JGG Program in Georgia in 1987. The keynote speaker was Ms. Pam Williams, 2011 Georgia Teacher of the Year. Awards were also presented to state winners of the student Career Manual competition, an annual event. 

Jobs for Georgia Graduates 24th Annual State Career Association Conference

The Jobs for Georgia Graduates 24th annual State Career Association Conference was held at the Classic Center in Athens, Georgia in March 2011.Over 700 high school seniors representing 31 high schools from across the state were in attendance. Five career-oriented workshops were provided, and the keynote speaker was Dr. Cheryl Dozier, associate provost and chief diversity officer at the University of Georgia since 2006 (and recently appointed interim president of Savannah State University). Approximately 200 students participated in eight competitive regional and state events held in February, and state winners from these events were also announced at the conference. 

2010 Jobs for Georgia Leadership Summit

In October 2010, nearly 250 students representing 25 JGG program sites from across the state attended the second annual JGG Leadership Summit at Fort Valley State University. Four dynamic leadership workshops were provided, and Roland S. Martin, renowned journalist and radio and TV personality, was the keynote speaker The event was sponsored by Everest Institute and Corinthian Colleges, and all workshops were facilitated by Everest Institute staff from metro Atlanta campuses.

2009 Jobs for Georgia Leadership Summit

In December 2009, Jobs for Georgia Graduates officers and student leaders attended the 2009 Leadership Summit convened at the Loudermilk Conference Center in Atlanta. Over 200 Jobs for Georgia officers and student leaders, representing 29 program sites throughout the state, learned about leadership characteristics and how these valuable characteristics relate to various careers. The event was sponsored by Corinthian Colleges, Inc., and included planning and participation from the four Metro Atlanta campuses of Everest Institute. 

Jobs for America's Graduates (JAG) 26th Annual National Training Seminar (NTS)

Georgia was selected by Jobs for America’s Graduates to host the 2009 National Training Seminar, which took place in Atlanta in July 2009. Over 400 delegates from across the 30-state JAG network attended the 26th Annual National Training Seminar. Georgia received numerous national awards for the Class of 2008, including recognition as the 2008 leader in participating students who enrolled in postsecondary education. 

Jobs for Georgia Graduates (JGG) Multi-Year Seminar

In April 2009, the Jobs for Georgia Graduates Program hosted the Ninth Annual Training Seminar and Awards Luncheon on the campus of Fort Valley State University.  The theme of the event was “Education: The Journey Never Ends.” Over 350 freshmen, sophomores, and juniors representing thirteen high schools from throughout the state attended.  Activities included a career/college fair, a walking tour of the campus, and workshops on customer service, preparing for college, and facing our history and ourselves.  Additionally, the ninth annual awards luncheon with keynote speaker Ms. Shenoria Morgan, Miss Fort Valley State University, honored nine state winners in the Career Manual Competition.

Jobs for Georgia Graduates 22nd Annual State Career Association Conference

The Jobs for Georgia Graduates 22nd Annual State Career Association Conference was held on the campus of Fort Valley State University in March 2009.  Over 700 seniors representing 34 high schools from throughout the state were in attendance.  The theme for the conference was "Success: My Goal, My Dream, My Destiny.” The conference included a college/career fair where students met with recruiters, life skills workshops, a campus tour, and annual awards luncheon keynote speaker Dr. Larry E. Rivers, the President of Fort Valley State University.  At the luncheon, 21 trophies were presented to the 1st, 2nd, and 3rd place winners - seniors who had participated in seven competitive events.

Jobs for Georgia Graduates First Annual Statewide Leadership Development Workshop

In November 2008, Jobs for Georgia Graduates Career Association Officers attended the First Annual Statewide Leadership Development Workshop convened at Macon State College. More than 165 student officers, representing 29 program sites from throughout the state, received the leadership training. 

Jobs for America's Graduates 25th Annual National Training Seminar (NTS)

The JAG National Training Seminar was held in New Orleans, Louisiana in July 2008. During NTS, Georgia received national recognition in the following areas:

  • Top JAG State Organization Senior Year Program - Average Number of Community Service Hours
  • Top JAG State Organization JAG Model Performance Outcomes - Graduation Rate and Education Rate 
  • Top JAG State Organization Placement in High Wage Industries - Manufacturing Industry (Multi-year)

Jobs for America's Graduates also recognized five outstanding Jobs for Georgia Job Specialists for meeting five of five performance outcomes, and recognized three additional high performers in specific categories of the JAG program. 

Jobs for Georgia Graduates Multi-Year Training Seminar and Awards Luncheon

In April 2008, the Jobs for Georgia Graduates program hosted the Annual Training Seminar and Awards Luncheon at the Georgia International Convention Center in College Park, Georgia. The theme was “JGG: Pathway to the Future.” Over 350 freshman, sophomores, and juniors representing eleven high schools from throughout the state attended. Representatives from over 20 area colleges and universities and Chick-fil-A attended, generating summer employment opportunities for many youth and early connection of students with postsecondary opportunities. 

Jobs for Georgia Graduates 21st Annual State Career Association Conference

The Jobs for Georgia Graduates 21st Annual State Career Association Conference was held in March 2008 at the Classic Center in Athens, Georgia. Over 650 seniors representing 25 high schools from throughout the state were in attendance. The conference included a college/career fair and life skills workshops with representatives from several colleges and universities. JGG students were able to complete on-site registration, and several students were awarded scholarships. Benedict College in Columbia, South Carolina, committed $190,000 in scholarship awards and Fort Valley State University committed the Presidential Scholarship in the amount of $75,000 to a JGG student from North Springs Charter High School.