JAG CT Launches in Six Schools
Jobs for America’s Graduates, Connecticut is pleased to launch the Spring 2015 semester, serving six schools in four towns.
JAG Specialists have started classes at East Hartford High School, New Britain High School and the NBHS Satellite Career Academy, New Horizons and Hillhouse High in New Haven, and Manchester High School.
Each Specialist will serve between 25-45 students with a one-credit JAG curriculum, offering professional skills development, as well as career counseling and help developing a plan for post-secondary education. Each school will also take part in a student-led Career Association.
JAG’s new Specialists took part in a three-day course with JAG’s national trainer, Jean McLaurine, and they have been spending time in their schools, getting to know staff and students before starting classes. Partners from schools and the community also took part in the JAG training.
Standing, from left, are Courtney Sak, who will be located at New Horizons, and Dean Cornelio, who will be at Hillhouse High; Justine Meyer, who will be at Manchester High, and Ron Cannada, who is at the NBHS Satellite Career Academy. Seated at left is Patty Damiani of East Hartford High and Lauren Hebert of New Britain High School. JAG’s classes at the NBHSSCA began in November.