Category «Internship Programs»

Bipartisan effort approves concept of Agricultural Workforce Development Program

  Bipartisan effort approves concept of Agricultural Workforce Development Program -National Young Farmers Coalition DENVER – At its final hearing today (Oct. 6), the first-ever Colorado Young & Beginning Farmers Interim Study Committee voted unanimously in support of creating an Agricultural Workforce Development Program in Colorado. This program would provide cost-share support to established farmers …

Workforce plans put new emphasis on paid internships, apprenticeships

Workforce plans put new emphasis on paid internships, apprenticeships By Dan Zehr – American-Statesman Staff Workforce data suggests more applicants than opportunities for white-collar and tech internships, but too few applicants for blue-collar postings. It’s gotten so hard to find skilled welders, the factory managers at Dynamic Manufacturing Solutions hung a bell on the wall …

5 Reasons Boss’s Day is Total BS

  5 Reasons Boss’s Day is Total BS Why you shouldn’t celebrate this crock of a holiday on Friday. By Alison Green, Contributor, US News & World Report   Boss’s Day is this Friday, Oct. 16, (2015) and it’s time to kill it. If you’ve never heard of Boss’s Day, count yourself lucky. While it …

Unpaid Internships Are for the Privileged

  Unpaid Internships Are for the Privileged By Vaishnavi Paudel, Opinion Writer for The Triton   Prelude: A Revelation Shrouded with malaise as I navigated to my first day at a new job, I nestled into my seat on the D.C. metro. The sea of newspaper-bearing, podcast-consuming young professionals ebbed and flowed before me at …

How to Get an Intern in Your Small Business

  How to Get an Intern in Your Small Business By Eric Rosenberg, Nav   Internships are a win-win in business. An internship acts as an opportunity for a student to get real-world business experience and learn more about their chosen field. For the business, the intern acts as a cheap source of labor for …

Low income students find working for free is not an option

  Low income students find working for free is not an option By Eva Ellenburg With internships more important now than ever, employers increasingly search for recruits with these experiences on their resume. Many of these positions offer no compensation, but what does this mean for students who can’t afford to work for free? Junior …

Many companies trying out older interns

  Many companies trying out older interns By Sylvia Perez   Internships aren’t just for college kids anymore. A slumping economy and layoffs have many companies trying out older interns.   It’s a growing market that is getting some extra help, as more people realize older employees have a lot to offer.   It became …

Maine employers put new focus on internships to vet fresh talent

  Maine employers put new focus on internships to vet fresh talent By J. Craig Anderson, Portland Press Herald Business leaders say robust programs are a good way to attract and retain skilled workers – plus they don’t leave the state after they graduate. Luis Paniagua was a summer intern at Wex Inc. in South …

Bring Career Portfolio Development with Internship Managers to Your Company

  Interns often have a selection of placements to choose from. Monetary compensation is important but not always the deciding factor.  In order to recruit and retain the best interns, companies also need to guarantee substantive learning and offer unique perks. Helping your intern develop a career portfolio is a unique benefit not offered by …

5 Reasons to Pay Your Interns

  Hosting interns is a great way to grow your business while building a strong workforce. Paying your interns has benefits for your company and your intern. 5 Reasons to Pay Your Interns: To be fair – Interns do work and should be compensated accordingly   To increase your pool of talented candidates – Qualified …