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Mid-Michigan Talent Pipeline: Structuring a Successful Internship Program
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Local employers and service providers are invited to participate in a FREE Michigan Internship Initiative workshop. The "Mid-Michigan Talent Pipeline: Structuring a Successful Internship Program" will simplify the steps to learning the mechanics of developing an internship program. Training session will cover: • 5 Steps for Structuring Programs • Access to Employer Internship Toolkit • Connectivity to Local High School Students • Recruiting Contacts • Other Resources

5/15/2014
When: Thursday, May 15
From 9:00 to 11:00 a.m.
Where: Clinton RESA
1013 S. US Highway 27
St. Johns, Michigan  48879
United States
Contact: Amanda Dumond
(517) 708-4240
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Local employers and service providers are invited to participate in a FREE Michigan Internship Initiative workshop. The "Mid-Michigan Talent Pipeline: Structuring a Successful Internship Program" will simplify the steps to learning the mechanics of developing an internship program. 

This a collaborative event between Ingham, Eaton and Clinton Counties with an emphasis on connecting high school level students to opportunities and local employers.

Partners of the Michigan Internship Initiative are continuously identifying and creating resources for employers throughout the state, and strive to make them readily available. You can access these resources at the workshop held at the Clinton County RESA on May 15, or on the web.

Attendees of an internship workshop/training session walk away from each session with a clear understanding of how to structure an internship program by following these 5 steps:

  1. Set goals and policies for the internship program
  2. Write a plan for the internship opportunity
  3. Recruit a qualified intern
  4. Manage the intern
  5. Conduct exit interviews and follow-up

Other key components of an EITS include:

  • Connecting with colleges and workforce development partners
  • The importance and concept of proactively creating an organization's workforce pipeline
  • Discussion surrounding how interns can directly impact an organization's bottom-line
  • Describing how employers can engage "non-traditional" talent
  • Learning about statewide resources

According to the National Association of Colleges and Employers (NACE), employers surveyed in 2012 reported that 48.4% of internships converted to full-time employment opportunities, further solidifying the value and importance of creating internship programs.

The event is supported by Clinton RESA, Ingham ISD, Eaton RESA, Michigan Works, Michigan Economic Development Corporation (MEDC), Clinton County Economic Alliance (CCEA), and Prima Civitas.

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