Ignite student interest in careers at your company by joining GROW HERE.

GROW HERE’s Inspire web platform provides a central hub where area students and educators can actively interact with local employers and career coaches. By creating a company profile on Inspire, you can improve your local talent pipeline through connecting with students, their parents and educators to inform them about your industry’s career opportunities. Employers can also offer career-based learning experiences through the Inspire platform, such as internships, company tours and job shadowing.

How does your company benefit?

  • Get in front of young people and their influencers earlier
  • Expand your recruiting pool for summer job/intern programs and entry-level positions
  • Increase your business’ visibility and highlight your community involvement
  • Promote careers that are available in Southeast Wisconsin and help students realize the opportunities in their own community
  • Bridge the skills gap of students coming out of high school by communicating what the real world work needs

Experiences Count. Career-based experiences offered by businesses across a learning continuum help attract, develop and retain young people ages 11-24 in area middle and high schools, technical colleges and universities. Career-based learning doesn’t end when someone graduates or is hired. GROW HERE’s career-based learning continuum continues into the workplace, including onboarding, mentoring and on-the-job skills development.

The GROW HERE Campaign is open to any company in any industry or sector that is registered on the M7 Talent Partnership’s Inspire web platform and willing to partner with schools/training programs to provide career-based learning experiences for young people ages 11-24. GROW HERE partners are a research cohort, sharing best practices and measuring the impact that high-quality, career-based learning experiences have on talent metrics and employment. The campaign will measure the impact of at least 200 companies agreeing to track and share GROW HERE talent pipeline metrics.

GROW HERE benefits employers by:

  • Getting in front of young people and their influencers earlier
  • Offering a low-risk way for companies and young people to “test drive” a potential employment match
  • Providing access to a pool of skilled and motivated potential employees
  • Facilitating work-readiness that can reduce training/recruiting costs of new employees
  • Generating positive publicity for careers in industries like manufacturing, engineering and technology
  • Promote careers that are available in Southeast Wisconsin and help students realize the opportunities in their own community
  • Expand your recruiting pool for summer job/intern programs and entry-level positions
  • Bridge the skills gap of students coming out of high school by communicating what the real world work needs

Through your company profile, you can connect with students and share information about the work your employees do and the skills they need. You can also provide coaching and career-based activities to help students learn first-hand about career options and education pathways.

Set up a Company Profile – You can set up and maintain a company profile to describe your business, highlight your unique attributes, and communicate your areas of need to future employees as well as parents and educators. See what makes a good company profile and how to leverage your talent pool here.

Become a Career Coach – By spending less than an hour per week, you can share your experience and advice by answering company and career-related questions from students through system-wide message boards.

Offer Career-based Learning Activities – Engage directly with students and schools through a variety of career-based learning activities by offering company tours, classroom presentations, internships, job shadows and apprenticeships.

Are you an employer that:
  • Has a location in Southeast Wisconsin
  • Understands the need for a long-term and proactive approach to talent attraction, development, and retention
  • Current provides (or is interested in providing) career-based learning experiences for 11-24 year-olds to help reach our regional goal of 200,000 students by 2020.
  • Will use the online Inspire Southeast Wisconsin tool to connect with students through career discussion boards, company profiles and career-based learning experiences.

>Learn what you need to get enroll your company.

 

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