Our talent portfolio includes initiatives that build internship programs, connect employers to specialized talent, and attract young, smart, and global talent back to Michigan.
Employer and internship initiatives:
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 2200 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 2013 reported that 48.4% 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
CART is a dynamic, proven talent development and retention initiative for Michigan. CART streamlines a process to engage partners from throughout Michigan to recruit and/or train a skilled pool of candidates to satisfy employment/skill gaps. We also promote training opportunities occurring throughout the state.
Higher Education Connections:
We have unmatched connections with Michigan's higher education institutions. These connections help us connect talented students with internships as well as assisting employers in connecting with next generation talent.
Young, smart, and global (YSG) talent initiatives:
The Spartan Line is a first-of-its-kind alliance between Amtrak, Michigan State University (MSU) Alumni Association and community partners that delivers Chicago-area Spartans to MSU and back on a uniquely branded weekend experience.
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.
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.
Pure Michigan Talent Connect:
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.