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GOAL Digital Academy, JAG Students Participate in Career Development Conference

Marion, OH (April 20, 2022) – The Jobs for Ohio's Graduates (JOG) Program is the Ohio Affiliate of the National Program - Jobs for America's Graduates or JAG. JAG is a state-based non-profit organization dedicated to dropout prevention, graduation, post-secondary options, employment and training. The 4 pillars of the JOG Program are Leadership Development, Career Development, Social Awareness and Civic Awareness and Community Service. Students learn and practice competencies related to these pillars throughout the school year and beyond.

Towards the end of each school year, students have the opportunity to participate in the Career Development Conference (CDC) where they can practice learned skills, such as how to develop their resumes, filling out job applications, interviewing skills, and decision making, as well as service projects, leadership activities and social awareness, by competing with other JOG Programs in their district. Students also have the opportunity to network with colleges during the conference. This year's North Central JOG conference was held on March 22 at the Marion GOAL Digital Academy Learning Lab, where 70 students from 5 programs competed: GOAL, Mt. Gilead, Northmor, Delaware Hayes, and Delaware Graduate Recovery.

Here are the winners for the JOG/GOAL Employment Process competition:


1) Mumtas Mohamed

2) Jacqueline Jones

3) Lindsay Osborne

Application Techniques

1) Mattea Reisinger

2) Eliah Curtis

3) Mumtas Mohamed

Interview Techniques

1) Lindsay Osborne

2) Eliah Curtis

3) Johnathan Hartung

Eliah Curtis, Lindsay Osborne, and Jacqueline Jones were overall winners in the Employment Process competition and will now advance to the state CDC. In addition, Shane Wright was selected to go to the state CDC for Public Speaking. The state CDC will be held May 2nd at the Quest Conference Center in Columbus.

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