Employer engagement allows employers to interact with students in the classroom and on the job through internship, job-shadowing and volunteer opportunities. Students get to apply the skills they have learned in real-world situations and better understand what employers are looking for in order to meet the requirements of the local labor market. Developing employment skills is the foundation of what we do to help students be successful during and after high school.
Project-Based Learning encourages students to plan, implement, and evaluate both long and short-term projects. More importantly, project-based learning motivates students to solve problems and develop solutions if things don’t go as planned. JVG recognizes the importance of these skills and prepares students to understand that employers need their employees to be able to think critically and work as members of a team to efficiently resolve issues.
Trauma-Informed Care strategies foster the development of a positive culture as a key component of building any successful team. Through Trauma-Informed Care, students are given strategies to recognize the signs of potential issues and regulate their emotions to make the best possible decision in order to be successful. In the classroom JVG Specialists create environments where all students can be successful. Outside of the classroom, companies are able to develop work cultures that employees want to be a part of.
JVG has been recognized for 22 consecutive years for meeting or exceeding the 5 performance outcomes set by Jobs for America's Graduates. This distinction is known as the 5 of 5 Award. In addition to being recognized nationally as an organization, 11 of our 22 eligible programs were also individually honored for earning the 5 of 5 Award in spite of the hardships caused by the COVID-19 pandemic.