As we continue to move forward with our workforce building initiative, one topic that keeps coming up in conversation is the need for more internships here in Norfolk.
Internships are a win-win for employers and students! If you are an employer who is looking for the cream of the crop among college-educated, entry-level employees, an internship program is the best way to build a pipeline of talented, young professionals. More employers are finding that new hires with relevant internship experience are better prepared than those without internships.
A recent NACE (National Association of Colleges and Employers) survey shows forty percent of Class of 2013 graduates who took internships were hired for full-time employment by the organization at which they interned.
The market is competitive for the best of the best and the process of recruiting and hiring can become a drain on company resources. An internship program becomes a recruiting tool and means you have an ongoing pipeline of future fulltime employees.
Did you know?…
InternNE (Intern Nebraska) has a grant program that provides financial assistance to companies in Nebraska who are creating new internships.
Visit www.InterneNE.com for more information.