WHAT IS OUR PROGRAM?

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Our business partners

showcase the VALUE of attracting

a young, driven and much needed workforce

to their specific industry. 

 

They are making a difference by putting their resources and time into this program

and you can too!

Be that

difference in your community.

We give you a framework for establishing and maintaining an awareness-building event to connect businesses to their local schools in order to attract a younger workforce.

BUILD IT: Construction!

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WHAT IS IT?​

 

AN ORGANIZED, INTENTIONAL AND CUSTOMIZED EVENT.

 

DESIGNED TO BRING AWARENESS TO YOUNG PEOPLE ABOUT THE SKILLED

TRADES IN CONSTRUCTION AND TO INSPIRE YOUR NEXT NEW HIRES!

  • We teach your team to create and implement an interactive experience showcasing the basic aspects of working in the construction industry. 
     

  • We establish lasting connections that bridge your business to your local school districts.
     

  • We strengthen your current partnerships to showcase pathways into the industry. 

Your business has what it takes to build sustainable and inclusive

relationships with a diverse and younger workforce.

 

By investing in this training, you will empower your current expert staff to pass on their

knowledge and joy from their years of commitment in the industry.

Let's Do This!

MAKE IT: Manufacturing!

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WHAT IT IS:

  • Bring local manufacturing to the forefront by showcasing the variety of local businesses that manufacture + inspire the businesses to connect with their public school future workforce. 

  • Teach educators how their local manufacturing companies function and to inspire them to promote career awareness in their classroom and school.

  • Inspire teens to think realistically about summer positions, future goals and working in manufacturing.

THE SHOWCASE

1 fine October day in Ferndale's manufacturing district 175  self-selecting Teen on a field trip 6  amazing businesses, giving time and expertise to the workforce of the future! 10 dedicated school staff 15 energetic volunteers + PxE support staff zones  in the Iron Ridge Marketplace District.

POWER IT: Energy!

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WHAT IS IT?

  • What are our current and future Energy Career Paths? Create an organized, informative and inspirational showcase of the many types of work that are available in utilities.
     

  • Teach educators and youth how to begin working in POWER, whether its in gas, renewable energy, electric trades or many other options.
     

  • Showcase your businesses pathways to summer internships and other programs to encourage youth to choose utilities as their career path!

LEARN IT:               ! (Construction, Manufacturing or Power!)

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WHAT IS IT?

  • Framework for a training workshop for educators, counselors or HR professionals to learn about how to promote a specific INDUSTRY to youth, the career paths, the education process, the application process, what the current culture is and statistics.
     

  • We teach you what components are needed for Professional Development certification for your attendees, best practices for programming, how to procure resources and find the perfect site for your event. The workshop is best conducted over 90 minutes - 4 hours, but can be any range of time you need, depending on the content you are sharing and the requirement of knowledge of the audience.

We are using our event design skills and science center experience to drive a series of events that connect industries facing a talent gap to teens who are searching to find a career pathway.  Our series of industry themed events are geared towards teens and their exposure to current high demand types of work. We also aim to link them to businesses in their community and beyond.