Expanding Talent Pools: JELO and Hiring Youth
Youth play an important part in the talent pipeline and are often overlooked. Luckily, the ongoing efforts of Lincoln Public Schools, EmployLNK, the Chamber and Lincoln Partnership for Economic Development continues. Jobs and Extended Learning Opportunities, or JELO, is a searchable database for LPS middle and high school students to connect to extended learning opportunities such as job shadows, internships, and jobs. In fact, a job shadow is required for students to graduate and JELO is the tool for students to know about your organization and industry. JELO is free for students to utilize and for organizations to submit opportunities. It’s a win-win situation that continues to yield positive results.
Join the JELO and LPED team to hear how your organization can take advantage of connecting with this talent pool and engage youth in an opportunity to succeed in life and employment. They will share history of the program, how to get involved, best practices, and success stories of community collaboration.
Kaylie Hogan-Schnittker, Director of Talent Strategy, LPED
Bryan Seck, Director of Workforce Development, LPED
Julie Hippen, Business, Marketing,Technology &
Work-Based Learning, LPS
Brenda Leggiadro, Counseling and School Social Work, LPS
Dr. James Blake, Director of Strategic Initiatives and Focus Programs, LPS