Awards given at iJAG Career Development Conference

On April 30, 2013, students competed at the iJAG Career Development Conference (CDC). It gives students a chance to demonstrate what they have learned throughout the year. They competed in:

  • Employability Skills (mock interview, resume, cover letter, references, job application)
  • Proficiency 101 (employment test through Adecco)
  • Public Speaking
  • Junk Game (making a “product” out of Junk and marketing it)
  • Team Marketing (promoting an aspect of our specific program that we have done this year)
  • Target the Market (powerpoint presentation highlighting an industry in our area, we covered St. Louis Gear & TJB Metalworks)
  • Overall Team Achievement Award (this is scored on their appearance, their behavior & attitude throughout the day, our registration being in on time, if everyone registered showed up, if we were on time to the event & their scores in events they were in. So pretty much our overall performance)

We came home with 17 medals (our best year ever) & 1st Place Overall Team Achievement Award!!!!!! Out of 25 other schools and around 180 students, our 8 kids did an amazing job to be the best program/team in the state of Iowa. It was such an amazing day for them and they did a great job of representing our school. So when you see these kids please congratulate them because they really worked hard & we should be very proud of them.

Megan Brackelsberg
1st Place Junk Game (was on the team that made Save-A Space , designed for college students for laundry purposes)
1st Place Target the Market
1st Place Overall Team
3rd Place Employability

Kourtni Cockrell
1st Place Profiency 101
1st Place Overall Team

Katie Gorham
1st Place Target the Market
1st Place Overall Team
2nd Place Employability

Hope Wrieden
1st Place Overall Team

BJ Wrieden
1st Place Overall Team

Blake Jorgenson
1st Place Target the Market
1st Place Overall Team

Austin Stanley
1st Place Employability
1st Place Overall team

Alexis Wylie
1st Place Overall team
3rd Place Employability