More than 100 students from 14 Indianapolis high schools will Tuesday compete in career development competitions in downtown Indianapolis. EmployIndy says the goal is for the participants to demonstrate employability skills and advance to the Jobs for America’s Graduates state competition next month.
The organization says the students prepared for the contest through marketing campaign presentations, launching entrepreneurship plans, providing creative solutions, demonstrating critical thinking and employability skills, and other projects in their JAG classrooms over the past year.
The students will also receive networking opportunities with local employers. Six seniors will also be selected as “Outstanding Seniors” in recognition of their “service and leadership skills inside and outside the classroom.”
The event, taking place at the Hilton Indianapolis Hotel & Suites, will feature remarks from Indianapolis Deputy Mayor of Economic Development Angela Smith Jones and EmployIndy Chief Executive Officer Angela Carr Klitzsch, as well as hotel General Manager Joe Melton and Manager of Operations Robert Web.