• Welcome to Jobs for America's Graduates (JAG)

    Jobs for America’s Graduates (JAG) is a state-based national non-profit organization dedicated to preventing dropouts among young people who are most at-risk. In more than three decades of operation, JAG has delivered consistent, compelling results – helping nearly three-quarters of a million young people stay in school through graduation, pursue postsecondary education and secure quality entry-level jobs leading to career advancement opportunities.

    JAG is committed to . . .

    • Helping resolve our country's dropout and transition problems by expanding state organizations and local programs that help young people greatest at risk overcome barriers to graduation from high school and become college and career ready!
    • Equipping JAG Specialists with proven programs and unique services for middle school, high school and out-of-school youth to stay in school through graduation from high school, pursue a collegiate education and/or enter and advance in their chosen career field!
    • Developing future leaders for families, employers, communities, states and the nation!

    West Sound Technical Skills Center currently has 64 JAG students enrolled in the active program. The follow-up roster has 19 students that need to be tracked for the next 12 months. Students receive curriculum based job skills in each of their programs with supplemental activities provided by the JAG specialist, Nora Zollweg. Funding for this program consists of $19,048 to support JAG Specialist and approximately $35,000 Barrier Reduction funds to be used to support students in school and the workplace.