ORLANDO, Fla.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--
Finding a successful career tied to one’s skills and passions can be a job unto itself. Apollo Education Group, Inc. (APOL) executive, Tammy Fernandez, today will join this week’s Jobs for America’s Graduates (JAG) 31st Annual National Training Seminar to provide strategies and techniques designed to help American graduates pursue and maintain a meaningful and successful career.
The session, titled Unlocking the Secrets of Career Success, will deliver career-seeking strategies to educators working with the JAG program to help them better prepare the high school and college graduates they work with daily to find a best-fit career. Fernandez, executive director of Corporate Social Responsibility for Apollo Education Group, will provide insight into how to help graduates identify their passions, understand and develop skill sets, promote those passions and skills in an interview environment, build and maintain professional networks and conduct effective career searches.
“There is no one specific answer for all career areas or industries, so today’s graduates must develop an understanding of who they want to be as a professional and then build a unique strategy that will help them step into their desired career field,” said Fernandez. “Through its educational subsidiaries, Apollo Education Group is dedicated to addressing educational needs and providing resources to help prepare a strong and capable workforce, and we are honored to work with JAG in helping America’s youth overcome barriers to become college and career ready.”
“JAG works hard to find good partners able to help expand options for our young people,” says Ken Smith, president of JAG. “Apollo Education Group institutions offer very important guidance as well as local points of connection on career preparation opportunities for the young people we serve. Therefore, we greatly appreciate the participation of Apollo at our National Training Seminar.”
The JAG National Training Seminar will take place July 16 to 18 in Orlando, Fla. For more information, visit http://www.jag.org/node/294. To learn more about how to pursue a more successful career, visit http://csrreport.apollo.edu/five-effective-strategies-to-maximize-a-job-search/.
Apollo Education Group is dedicated to being a good corporate citizen by serving communities and individuals across the country. Through its corporate social responsibility efforts, Apollo focuses on giving in the areas of education, workforce readiness and sustainability. To learn more about the impact of these efforts, please visit http://csrreport.apollo.edu/.
About Jobs for America’s Graduates
Jobs for America’s Graduates (JAG), is a non-profit youth development program committed to helping America’s most at-risk kids excel in high schools, prepare for success in college, and embark on a rewarding career. As JAG enters its 35th year of service in the 2014-15 school year, the one-millionth JAG student will enroll in the program. Currently, JAG serves an average of nearly 50,000 at-risk kids each year in 31 states. JAG students have a graduation rate of over 90 percent, and approximately 80 percent of those graduates go on to postsecondary education, military service and/or full-time employment.
About Apollo Education Group, Inc.
Apollo Education Group, Inc. is one of the world’s largest private education providers and has been in the education business since 1973. Through its subsidiaries: Apollo Global, College for Financial Planning, Institute for Professional Development, University of Phoenix, and Western International University, Apollo Education Group offers innovative and distinctive educational programs and services, online and on-campus, at the undergraduate, masters and doctoral levels. Its educational programs and services are offered throughout the United States and in Europe, Australia, Latin America, Africa and Asia, as well as online throughout the world.
For more information about Apollo Education Group, Inc. and its subsidiaries, call (800) 990-APOL or visit the Company’s website at www.apollo.edu.
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