VOL. 126 | NO. 144 | Tuesday, July 26, 2011
State Jobs Initiative for At-Risk Youth Recognized
NASHVILLE (AP) – Tennessee's Jobs for Tennessee Graduates initiative has been recognized for exceeding five goals of its parent organization.
The initiative is a partnership between the state Department of Education and Labor and Workforce Development. Its parent group is Jobs for America's Graduates.
The state program earned the Five of Five Award for graduation rate, full time placement rate, positive outcome rate, full time job placement rate and employment rate.
The initiative is designed to assist at-risk youth in graduating from high school and finding and keeping quality jobs. Students receive classroom instruction and community orientation to make them more employable.
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