In 1990, the Montana Legislature provided funding for Jobs for Montana's Graduates (JMG) to undertake the mission of assisting students to stay in school, graduate and successfully transition from school into employment, post-secondary education, apprenticeship, or the military. Today, Jobs for Montana’s Graduates is a program funded by the Montana Department of Labor and Industry to support students to connect with their communities by providing them employability skills, leadership development, social and civic responsibility, and career awareness.

As an Affiliate of Jobs for America’s Graduates, JMG is recognized as one of the nation’s most cost efficient, high performing programs in the country.

JMG has positively affected over 18,000 students since its inception by providing them with the motivation and skills they need to complete high school and become productive citizens.

What we are:

Jobs for Montana’s Graduates promotes students to stay in school through graduation and works with them to successfully transition from school into employment, post-secondary education, apprenticeship, the military, or where their path takes them.

Who we serve:

We currently serve over 1,000 students in 32 High Schools, 14 Middle Schools, 7 Alternative High Schools and 2 'Out-of-School' programs (Montana Youth ChalleNGe and Workforce Investment Act/JMG Pilot). Read more… STUDENTS.

How we do it:

Our Career Specialists (teachers) empower students to demonstrate professionalism, nurture students to become involved in their own growth and learning, and facilitate connecting students to resources, community members, and employers. Read more… TEACHERS.

Ways to get involved:

Jobs for Montana’s Graduates is always looking for partners to assist us and whom we can assist in collectively impacting student success and engagement in school. We connect students with local employers by bringing employers into the classroom to be guest speakers, requiring students to conduct job shadows and involving local employers in community service projects. Read more… PARTNERS.


Current High Schools - 28
Current Middle Schools - 12
Current Alternative Schools - 7
Out of School - 2
College Success - 1