On September 17, 2019, hundreds of guests gathered to celebrate the Grand Opening for JCCCA. Students led tours, and were prominently featured in every aspect of the event.
Lessons in Life
Seniors get the opportunity to select various workshops in partnership with business/industry leaders to learn about life lessons before they take their next steps!
Feels like the real thing!
Students interview with business/industry partners to simulate the job interview experience. Sometimes this leads to actual employment!
A great day to be in skilled trades!
Last year JCCCA held its first mock interview event that was dedicated solely to the skilled trades industries.
College and Career Fair
Planning for Postsecondary
We are up to almost 50 booths at our annual College and Career Fair, and continue to add new partners each year.
Rising 9th Career Pathway Fair
Taking a Look Ahead...
8th Grade students visit all program areas each spring prior to registration, and learn from other students what courses may include for their future.
Dual Enrollment Night
Fall and Spring Sessions
An information session is held for parents and students each semester to inform them of all aspects of dual enrollment.
Celebration of Past and Future
Seniors gather with their parents each May to celebrate their senior year and their next steps, as they photograph with posters with the logo of their college or future employer.
Reality Check Event
Students in 10th grade had the opportunity to budget for their life based upon their income level, using YouScience results. In conjunction with the Chamber of Commerce, they purchased life insurance, cars, etc. learning what it takes to live financially.
Blood Drive Held Three Times Annually
Partnering with the Red Cross to Give Back
Each year, healthcare science students organize and manage three blood drives with the American Red Cross.
Junior Leadership Jones
Learning Leadership throughout Georgia
Students in Junior Leadership Jones have learned civic lessons, economic development, and toured industry throughout middle Georgia. Conducted in partnership with the Chamber of Commerce.
CCA Awards Night
CCA Awards night recognizes students who earned TCC's, pathway completion, industry credentials, and our "Business Partner of the Year."
Rising 9th Grade Registration Night
Making Informed Decisions
Each spring, a team of administrators and counselors sit with each rising 9th grade family, along with the attached offerings brochure to make registration choices.
Employer Appreciation Breakfast
Appreciation for Life Lessons
Our students learn so much from their WBL/YAP placements. This is our opportunity to thank our employers with a breakfast and special note from their student.
CNA Pinning Ceremony
Celebration of Achievement
CNA students work so hard during their training, this event recognizes their achievement with a pinning ceremony and reflection.
BASF Females in Engineering
Female engineers came to speak with Science classes about career opportunities within their field.
Giving Back to our Community
Projects often occur in our programs to give back to the community and school system, such as these protective shields built for PEC classrooms.
Seeing is Believing!
Field trips are a great way to see industry first-hand. This particular trip with CW Matthews Co. led to two WBL placements, and one career signing!
Each year, all program areas conduct at least one field trip to a post-secondary partner relative to their area of study.
We appreciate the expertise of our partners, and welcome them to share their experience with the future workforce.
Community Meeting Room
We host events for business and industry in the Community Meeting Room. This leads to tours of our facility and new opportunities for partnership and involvement in programs.
Marketing and Media Presence
Chamber of Commerce Magazine
Gray/Jones County Chamber of Commerce has partnered with the academy in a variety of ways, including featuring articles in their magazine.
The Jones County News
The Jones County News has featured JCCCA throughout our journey. Sample articles from the last few months attached.