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JET in the News

October 2nd, 2009

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Adventure Central Job Experience and Training Program named National 4-H Program of Distinction

Adventure Central’s Job Experience and Training work-based learning program was named a Program of Distinction in 2009. Further details at: http://www.national4-hheadquarters.gov/about/pod-leadership/JET09.pdf

2009 Dr. Duncan Program of Distinction Award for North Central Region NAE4HA – Adventure Central Job Experience and Training Program

Adventure Central’s JET program was awarded the only POD award for the North Central region.

2009 MET Life Excellence in 4-H Afterschool Award for 4-H Programs of Distinction – Adventure Central Job Experience and Training Program

Adventure Central’s JET program was one of four programs nationally to be recognized for this award in 2009.

The Job Experience and Training (JET) program is a work-based learning program that is part of the comprehensive 4-H youth development program at Adventure Central, an urban education center in Dayton, Ohio. To address concerns that youth lack the skills essential for job success and are entering the workplace unprepared, Extension educators at Adventure Central created the JET program, a work-based learning program for teens. Overall, the experience appears to have produced improvements in teens’ workforce skills, as evidenced by their own self-assessment and that of their supervisors. To learn more about JET, visit the Program Profiles page.

Congratulations to the JET program and all of those involved in its efforts!

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To learn more about Programs of Distinction, please visit the

National 4-H headquarters website: