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Heather Tierney, an economics professor at Purdue University Fort Wayne, appears on Opportunity Knocks and talks about the importance of planning for a recession before one happens. Watch the segment here.

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.

 

I am a 70-year-old disabled Vietnam combat veteran. I had come to the end of my work career and had nothing to look forward to or to motivate me. WorkOne gave me an alternative to giving up. I fought long and hard, went back to school to update my education, and with the help of WorkOne revived my self-respect and self-confidence. I rediscovered my passion for working and became an assistant manager of an automotive parts store.
John Anderson