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Jackson Public Schools
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2017 Career Exploration Fair
The Career Exploration Fair provides an awesome opportunity for students to explore their career choice by interacting with local professionals, engaging in interactive activities related to the career field and connecting the relevance of their goals to their studies.The Career Exploration Fair is a game changer for JPS and the City of Jackson. It is designed to facilitate and help students connect the relevance of their studies to their goals. It also promotes:
- Workforce Development
- Economic Development
- College Readiness
- Career Readiness
The Jackson Convention Complex has agreed to be a sponsor and on Wednesday, November 15, 2017, will host approximately 2,200 students from the Academies of Jackson for this monumental event. Students will create career exploration research at school in preparation for their visit. The objective of the Career Exploration Fair is to provide an avenue for high school freshmen in Jackson Public Schools to explore a breadth of career areas. Additionally, our objective is to raise awareness and excitement about what it takes for students to achieve their dreams.
Students of JPS need your support! We are seeking support from local companies as vendors, sponsors and volunteers for this event. The Exhibitor Booth Fee is $100 for non-profits and $200 for For-Profit Organizations. Each exhibitor will be invoiced for payment and will be able to pay by check, payable to United Way of the Capital Area, or via PayPal Invoice. Please contact, Rosaline McCoy (Rosaline@myunitedway.com 601-949-3269) or Shantay Griffith (Shantay@myunitedway.com 601-965-1355), for more information and details on how you and your company can get involved.
GREATER JACKSON ALLIANCE RECOGNIZED
AS TOP 25 ECONOMIC DEVELOPMENT
Greater Jackson Alliance Recognized as Top 25 Economic Development Organization in North America Community Systems Digital 25 Awards Digital Leaders in Economic Development at IEDC 2017 Toronto, ON., September 18, 2017: Greater Jackson Alliance was recognized last night as one of the top 25 digital economic development organizations (EDOs) in North America at the 2017 International Economic Development Council (IEDC) Annual Conference.
The annual Digital 25 reflects those organizations that best use digital technology to differentiate their communities online, and to better serve businesses. The recognition comes from Community Systems, a company that develops websites and software to foster economic growth and tourism in communities across the world. The Digital 25 recognition is based on results from an annual survey of over 400 EDOs, analyzing how they use digital technology to drive growth and support community businesses. “We’re thrilled to be recognized at IEDC as a digital leader in the economic development industry,” said Greg Word from the Greater Jackson Alliance. “Embracing digital technology has helped our organization save time, better serve businesses and create a better digital portal into our community.” Results of the survey can be found in a new Community Systems white paper: How Leading EDO’s are Using Technology to Save Time and Generate Impact. It shares candid answers from EDOs about how they use technology and their thoughts on the future of the industry. “We’re pleased to recognize these 25 leaders in the economic development community,” said Ben Wright, CEO of Community Systems. “These are some of the most successful EDOs in North America and we believe that’s a direct result of how they embrace and use digital technology to help businesses and community members.”
In July and August 2017, Community Systems surveyed 436 economic development practitioners about the importance they place on digital technologies, which technologies they’ve adopted, budget for technology as well as their overall attitudes about technology. Results showed how data driven technology is implementing positive change throughout the economic development community. To access the white paper and survey results, visit: http://community.communitysys.com/community-systems-2017-survey-white-paper About Community Systems Community Systems provides websites and digital technology to the economic development and tourism industries, serving 280 communities globally. Its products like InSite GIS, LeadIQ and GoThereDoThat are digital tools that help community organizations establish a robust online presence, drive intelligent location decisions, create and market engaging content, and save time and money. Community Systems also provides educational tracks and certifications for economic development and tourism professionals through its DigitalEDU program. For more information, visit: www.communitysys.com.