The WRC works closely with both participating students and Champion Employers before and during the internship experience to ensure students are well prepared to enter the job site and to assist the Champion Employers with any concerns or challenges encountered during the students’ summer employment. Each participating student is required to partake in a formal workforce preparedness program designed and delivered by human resource/other workforce professionals to create awareness in the students of the importance of attitude, appearance, and accountability in their work as an applicant and intern. This also includes technical assistance with job application preparation (cover letter, resume, application), mock interviews, and preparing to attend a job fair that is sponsored by the WRC. While the goal is that every interested student will receive an interview to gain that real-life experience, this is also meant to be a competitive process for selection of interns by the Champion Employers.
1st Job-Lincoln wants to give students the opportunity to experience hands-on learning, while also giving our local employers benefits, which include:
- Demonstrating career opportunities to our youth as well as an economic reason to stay, learn, and work in Nebraska.
- Impacting the education of our community’s youth through the natural “career counseling” that takes place during the internships.
- Students generate fresh, new ideas for their employers.
- Being recognized for their involvement and participation in an innovative initiative that develops and maintains a vibrant workforce that drives the economic future of our community.
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