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AUGUSTA, Maine (NEWS CENTER) -- In just a few weeks seniors at high schools across the state will graduate and move on to the next phase of their lives.

Some will move on to college, others will try to get a job.

On Friday,about 500 of them came together at the Augusta Civic Center to show off the skills they'll need to make that transition a smooth one.

They learned the skills going through a program called Jobs for Maine's Graduates or JMG.

"Most of them understand they'll have to juggle the workforce and continued education. As a reality for most of our students, they'll have to work while they go to higher education. So all those skill sets they'll learn in JMG help them be successful in that", said Kim Lipp of JMG.

59 middle and high schools across the state offer the JMG program.

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