WHAT IS THE ROLE OF THE EMPLOYER?
As an employer you play a vital role in the success of the internship. As an on-site "instructor" you will enable the student to tie their classroom experience with the real world knowledge necessary to fully understand the field. Working with the Workforce Alliance Coordinator, you will help the student understand the importance of good work habits and to demonstrate the achievement of mutually developed learning objectives.
WHAT IS EXPECTED OF AN EMPLOYER?
Read and sign the student internship agreement. This document clearly defines the roles of each partner.
Meet with the student weekly to discuss their progress. These meetings may be brief or in depth as needed. As problems or misunderstandings arise, these meetings provide the student and employer with an opportunity to ask questions or suggest improvements in the learning situation.
Meet at least twice per quarter with the student and the WFA Coordinator. These appointments are set up by the college staff and will involve an evaluation of the progress the student has made towards meeting his/her learning objectives. These are most often arranged at the work site and will be scheduled at the convenience of the employer and the student. These meetings rarely last longer than an hour.
Complete the employer evaluation form at the end of the term. This brief form is your evaluation of the progress made by the student in achieving their objectives. You should be thorough and honest in your evaluation. Your comments will enable the student to better evaluate their potential for success in their field and to plan future studies.
Let us know if problems arise. If a student is having problems on the job, please call the Workforce Alliance Coordinator as soon as possible.
Let us know if you have any openings that may be suitable for internship students.
WHAT IS THE BENEFIT TO ME?
A source of employees for part-time needs.
An opportunity to pre-screen potential employees with no obligation to hire.
An avenue for direct input into college education and training programs.
The satisfaction with helping to train hard working motivated workers
WHAT ARE THE OPPORTUNITIES TO BECOME INVOLVED?
Host an Intern:
Share your expertise with a student and assist them in exploring a career in your line of business.
Offer a tour of your business:
Students may not know what it is that you do, so you could offer a tour and share with them the different employment opportunities within your industry.
Job Shadow Day:
Allow a student to job shadow for a day to learn more about what you do. Perhaps they want to grow up and do what you do.
Offer your expertise:
Come talk to the class and let them know what you do. Share your expectations about hiring and selecting the right candidates. Offer any other tips that you feel are important tho their future employment opportunities.
For more information about this program, contact:
or via email: firstname.lastname@example.org