The Walker Talker

Walker Career Center weekly update - December 6, 2019

MSD Warren's Journey of a Graduate (JoG)

This week Walker Career Center staff was able to meet with cabinet members to discuss and learn more about Warren's Journey of a Graduate. The JoG was created in collaboration with community leaders, parents, teachers, students, school and district leaders to identify skills that are needed for MSD Warren graduates in the 21st Century. The purpose of the JoG is to provide direction for students, teachers, parents, and our community around these skills. Students will be taught and provided experiences to practice these 21st Century skills throughout their K-12 journey.

Spending the holiday season in the dog house? Intro to Construction can't help with that but they can if you have a small dog

The Intro to Construction class has been working hard at creating dog houses for small dogs (25 lbs and under). If you are interested in purchasing one for $75, please contact Mr. Gogel for more details.

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Cooking with Charlie and Kennion

This week, Charlie and Kennion made there way to the Threshold to interview Dr. Rogers and learn how to make his Gluten Free Mac and Cheese. They were also joined by a student chef, Jaydis Rice.

JAG Initiation Ceremony

On Tuesday, the Warren Central JAG program held their initiation ceremony at Walker Career Center while our Culinary Arts students catered the luncheon. The Jobs for America’s Graduates (JAG) program is a state-based, national non-profit organization dedicated to helping high school students of promise who have experienced challenging or traumatic life experiences achieve success through graduation.

JAG is a resiliency-building workforce program that helps students learn in-demand employability skills and provides a bridge to post-secondary education and career advancement opportunities. Currently there are 136 JAG programs available throughout Indiana. JAG students receive adult mentoring while in school and one year of follow-up counseling after graduation.

Indiana’s program consistently graduates approximately 95% of participants and many students choose to continue their education after high school. JAG program is funded through grants provided by the Indiana Department of Workforce Development.

If you are interested in learning more about our JAG program, please contact Kristin Keough.

Walker Career Center Marketing Materials

Last summer, Walker Career Center administration and staff worked on developing internal and external marketing materials to help promote Walker Career Center. This opportunity was provided through a Summer Expansion grant. Through this grant, we were able to great new information sheets for all 25 of our career programs. You can see all 25 in the attachment.


Last month, Mr. Patterson was able to complete the 2019 New York City Marathon! Mr. Patterson is an outstanding teacher and does an amazing job connecting with his students. Mr. Patterson is currently teaching Prep for College and Career with our freshman. Congratulations on this amazing accomplishment Mr. Patterson!