Students network with business leaders at JAG Career Fair

Melissa Zeller Special to The Citizen

Students from the Ascension Pathways Program and East Ascension, came together, Nov. 9, for their annual JAG (Jobs for America's Graduates) Initiation and Installation Program at the A.P.P.L.e-Digital Academy. The JAG Program allows students the opportunity to be part of a Career Association. This is an organization that teaches participants how to become leaders and successful employees in their careers. This is done by attending conferences, planning guest speakers and field trips, and educating the participants on job and career readiness skills. The students were inducted into the program by swearing in and committing to uphold their future career and academic goals. They then proceeded to develop and research their career goals by attending a Career Fair.

The A.P.P.L.e-Digital Academy had its annual Career Fair on Nov. 9, 2012. Students were able to network with businesses in or around Ascension Parish. They attended workshops on banking and interview/resume skills. They were also exposed to many different careers and colleges that are available in Ascension Parish. The Academy partnered with Mr. Gasper Chifici, along with the Ascension Rotary Club to make this happen. We would like to thank the Ascension Rotary Club and the Wal-Mart Foundation for helping sponsor the JAG Initiation and Installation Ceremony and the Career Fair. We would also like to thank the following businesses for making this experience possible for our youth:

A-Z Janitor Services

Ascension Gonzales Rehab Hospital

Ascension Parish School Board (Jeff Parent) – electricians, mechanics, HVAC, and welders

Ascension Sheriff's Office


DOW Chemical

Gonzales Fire/EMS

Handmade Furniture Cabinetry

Infini Edge Software

Instrumental Designs


Louisiana Army National Guard

Region's Bank

River Parish Community College

Skid Marks

St. Elizabeth Foundation