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Hiring high school interns to grow the workforce pipeline

Updated: Sep 12, 2022

The Dayton Region's next generation of workforce is currently in our regional K-12 schools, and Colleges and Universities. In fact, the Dayton Region has over 80,000 high school students. These students are motivated and not afraid of hard work, they just need a little help learning about the exciting and rewarding job opportunities in our region. Moreover, the importance of introducing interested high school students to manufacturing careers cannot be understated.

The Strategic Ohio Council for Higher Education (SOCHE) is ready to help employers hire high school interns. SOCHE's Miami Valley Intern Academy will match students to your positions AND pay for 50% of their salary! Engagement of high school students through experiential learning, career fairs, shadows and classroom visits will assist them in discerning a career. Hiring high school interns is also a great way to get them to stay and work in the Dayton Region after they graduate.

The Engage Website will assist you with choosing the right engagement strategy for your company. Additionally, SOCHE provides sample job descriptions which will help you make decisions about what students can do for your company and where their work will be most valuable.

If you are interested in progressing your business and helping to grow the workforce pipeline in the Dayton Region, fill out a form today. Indicate how your company would like to engage with high school students and you'll be contacted to get started!


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