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Allen County Commissioner Nelson Peters talks about the importance of hiring people with disabilities during an appearance on WPTA21's Opportunity Knocks.
 

preparing tomorrow's workforce

JOBS FOR AMERICA’S GRADUATES

Jobs for America’s Graduates (JAG) is a state-based, national non-profit organization dedicated to preventing young people most at-risk from becoming dropouts. JAG students receive mentoring while in high school and one year of follow-up guidance after graduation.

In northeast Indiana, JAG is funded and overseen by Northeast Indiana Works. Brightpoint provides the JAG services at 14 high schools in Allen, DeKalb, Grant, Huntington, Noble and Wabash counties.

 

BE SOMEONE NOW

Be SomeOne Now is a program for qualified young people ages 16 to 24 that provides career development, including assistance obtaining high school equivalency, going to college, and developing the skills needed for employment. Northeast Indiana Works oversees and funds the program. Stop Child Abuse & Neglect (SCAN) provides Be SomeOne Now programming in the 11 counties served by Northeast Indiana Works.

 

After successfully completing assessments, WorkOne Northeast gave me the financial support necessary to obtain my Commercial Driver’s License. I now own my own rig and I went from a $10-an-hour job to one paying $52,000 a year, allowing me to better support my family. Without WorkOne, I don’t know where I’d be.
Michael Eagans