Dr. Pogue Volunteers as Public Speaking Judge at the JAG 2011 Career Development Conference

Dr. Pogue Volunteers as Public Speaking Judge at the JAG 2011 Career Development Conference


Phoenix, AZ — April 28, 2011 — Dr. Pogue, CEO of Complete Consulting, Inc., guided young adults on their public speaking skills at the Jobs for Arizona’s Graduates (JAG) 2011 Career Development Conference. The event was held April 27, 2011 at the Sheraton Crescent Hotel in Phoenix, Arizona. More than 500 participants — high school students from public schools throughout Arizona — attended.


“This is the second year that I’ve served as a competitive event judge for public speaking,” says Dr. Pogue. “Once again, students’ short speeches on their personal journeys have convinced me of the value of JAG and the potential of these bright young Arizonians.”


The capstone of the academic year program, the Career Development Conference provides a forum to recognize student achievements as well as gives students the chance to showcase their skills to potential employers. Students engaged in a number of individual and team competitive events to display their mastery of JAG Career Development competencies.


Jobs for Arizona’s Graduates helps at-risk students in the state graduate high school and transition into productive careers or post-secondary education. The affiliate currently serves nearly 1,500 students across Arizona and posts measures of success well above national averages. This year, 96 percent of JAG students graduated high school—65 percent of them with an improved GPA.


With such high school graduation rates, the organization is doing more to help students prepare for postsecondary education. In 2003, only 39 percent of JAG students continued their educations; today, 64 percent do.


“As a postsecondary educator, I can see that JAG students are becoming increasingly more competitive in a market that values higher education,” says Dr. Pogue. “The foundation of support JAG offers helps these students not just through high school, but for life.”


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