The Jobs for America’s Graduates (JAG) classes, located at the new Wayne County Area Technical Center, appreciated information from guest speaker SFC Cody Worley with the Kentucky National Guard recently.
JAG Instructor Noel Vaughn said it was a great experience for the JAG students to learn more about career possibilities from SFC Worley. They were especially thankful to learn about the National Guard opportunities in the classroom because they have not been able to visit different industries that employ Wayne County graduates like they usually do, due to COVID. So, Vaughn brought the speaker to them, instead.
SFC Worley talked about career possibilities within the Kentucky National Guard which include multiple areas that students did not realize existed. For example, besides the traditional military side that is generally thought of, they offer jobs in health care, carpentry, welding, and office clerical jobs. Plus, SFC Worley explained that the Guard can help pay for a college education.
The JAG program was implemented a few years ago at Wayne County High School. They are part of the Kentucky Chapter (JAG Kentucky), a nonprofit program that does career training for students to help them overcome obstacles for transition to life after high school. Vaughn exposes students to career soft skills, job applications, resumes, interview skills, and career research. The JAG program helps students prepare for a career, the military, post-secondary technical training or college.
JAG Classes benefit from Guest Speaker SFC Cody Worley