JDS Communications utilizes a news magazine format to providing information that enable students and jobs seekers to access leading-edge educational and career resources. Our goal is to provide useful and current information and materials that prepare students and job seekers for the challenges of the 21st century.
JDS seeks to provide tools -- educational and career resources -- designed to help job seekers achieve their career goals and to help the country to continue to grow economically and maintain a competitive edge globally. We believe to do so requires a well educated and highly trained workforce to meet present and future career opportunities, especially in STEM fields -- science, technology, engineering and math.
We are focusing particularly on efforts being made by educational institutions, government entities, organizations and corporations to diversify, to help increase the number of underrepresented minority students -- African Americans, Native Americans, Latinos, Pacific Islanders -- women, and underserved communities in K-12 and college to graduate and enter STEM professions.
We are also emphasizing the education and training Community Colleges are providing. Community Colleges provide excellent education and training opportunities, often in a shorter period that four-year colleges and universities. They also make it possible for students to transfer to four-year colleges to pursue Bachelors and advanced degrees. We are also emphasizing the education and training offered through internships, apprenticeships and certificate programs.
In keeping with the adage that it takes a village to raise a child, JDS also features efforts that being made by families and community organizations to support male youth of color, girls and young women, especially in STEM education and careers. We also focus on the variety of occupations where STEM skills are applicable that are not usually thought of as STEM career paths.