Employers have a significant need to build a talent pipeline, which includes attracting talent (being introduced at the secondary level), connecting with talent (through internships at secondary, post-secondary levels, and beyond), and re-engaging with talent as career-changers maneuver through industries and positions adding skills to their toolbox.
Our talent portfolio includes initiatives that build internship programs, connect employers to specialized talent, and attract talent back to Michigan.
Internships are a cost-effective recruiting tool that an assist with creating a talent pipeline. Does your organization have an internship program? Would you like to expand or grow an internship program? We can help your organization with all facets of starting or growing an internship program!
Since late summer of 2010, more than 2,400 employers have attended an Employer Internship Training Session (EITS) in Michigan, creating significant opportunities for both employers and talent.
According to the National Association of Colleges and Employers (NACE), employers surveyed in 2014 reported that 51.2% of internships converted to full-time employment opportunities, further solidifying the value and importance of creating internship programs.
If you would like to schedule an EITS in your region, please contact Amanda Dumond at firstname.lastname@example.org
The Global Lansing “Getting Started” Internship Program is an innovative first-of-its-kind initiative that will match international students in Greater Lansing to internships and mentorships with area businesses and entrepreneurs. The launch of the “Getting Started” Program will be the cornerstone of the Global Lansing initiative. Global Lansing’s focus will be to educate, engage and empower the Greater Lansing community to further support and leverage the vast number of international students, scholars, business-owners and residents in the Lansing region.
Mid Michigan Talent Connection:
Formerly known as Pink Slip Mid-Michigan, Mid-Michigan Talent Connection events are networking opportunities for job seekers and employers. Events have content-filled workshops for employers and job seekers, time carved out for networking, as well as a keynote speaker.
The next event is September 11, 2014.
Michigan Shifting Gears (MiSG) is an MEDC career-transition program for seasoned career professionals going through, or preparing to go through, a career transition scenario. In its fourth year, the program is seeing consistent results. Prima Civitas is an MiSG regional partner and provides mentorship and internship opportunities for participants.
Employers can post openings and workforce/job seekers can search for opportunities
Prima Civitas collaborates with Michigan Works! Agencies throughout the state on various talent initiatives. We encourage job seekers to first check with their local Michigan Works! Agencies for available training and employment opportunities.