Web-based platform facilitates career-based learning experiences by connecting students to local businesses
By Susan Koehn, Director of Industry Partnerships, Milwaukee 7
For your company to grow – and grow here – you need talented, skilled and prepared people to fill your jobs. The Milwaukee 7 GROW HERE campaign focuses on preparing your future workforce by giving students exposure to real-world expectations and experience while aligning education and workplace expectations.
How your company benefits:
Getting in front of young people and their influencers early
Offering a low-risk way for your business 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
Helping keep local talent local
How can you help? By becoming a partner in GROW HERE, your business can play a critical role in new approaches to closing the skills gap. Our program creates powerful career development connections by bringing industry and education together to help students discover careers through a powerful online software named Inspire.
More than 40,000 students currently have access to Inspire and the number continues to grow!
Experience counts 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 learning continuum continues into the workplace, including onboarding, mentoring and on-the-job skills development.