JNCG Jumpstart Jobs Week

Jobs for North Carolina’s Graduates (JNCG) is celebrating Jumpstart Jobs the week of Jan 27-31. JNCG staff and students kicked off the week on Monday with a visit from Gov. Roy Cooper to the Innovative High School in Hendersonville, NC. Gov. Cooper spoke with students and announced the award of an $825K grant to support the continued growth of the JNCG program.

Dylan, a JNCG student in Henderson Co, talks with Gov. Roy Cooper on Jan 27

On Tues, Jan 28, CISNC opened a new JNCG program at Davidson River School in Brevard, NC. Representatives from AT&T were onsite to celebrate the new program and awarded a $25K grant to the program (in collaboration with Jobs for America’s Graduates). Stephanie Adams, a NC Works Career Coach at Blueridge Community College, was also present and spoke with the students about the extended supports that are available to them after completion of the JNCG program and high school graduation.

The front entrance to Davidson River School, site of the newest JNCG program.
Stephanie Adams, a NC Works Career Coach at Blueridge Community College, talks with JNCG students about post-secondary career and educational supports.

Jumpstart Jobs Week will include employer visits at all eight JNCG sites across North Carolina. Students in Concord, Hendersonville, Littleton, Maxton, Teachey, Burlington, Wilkesboro and Brevard will speak to representatives from:

  • NC Works
  • Honeywell
  • Goodwill Industries
  • Champion Credit Union
  • State Employees Credit Union
  • First Bank
  • UNC-Pembroke
  • Bath Fitter
  • Blanchard’s Refridgeration
  • State Farm Insurance
  • House of Raeford
  • Army Recruiter
  • Marines Recruiter
  • local law enforcement

Jobs for North Carolina’s Graduates pairs College & Career Coaches with small groups of students to foster personal growth and increase readiness for careers and post-secondary study at trade schools, community colleges and universities. Learn more at cisnc.org/jncg/our-work/.   

Click here to view the full press release for JNCG Jumpstart Jobs Week.

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