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Richard Ruhrold of the Bowen Center appears on Opportunity Knocks and talks about hiring people with mental illnesses.

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 15 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.

 

WorkOne Northeast gave me a chance to start over in a new career, even at my age. Through education and training, I’m learning an in-demand trade as a CNC machinist at Greatbatch Medical and making a living wage at the same time. Thank you WorkOne for giving me the chance to show the world that old dogs can learn new tricks.
Rebecca Miller