Talent Development Initiative Connects Members with Their Future Workforce

November 27, 2018

Inspire Wisconsin is a talent-development initiative that leverages powerful online tools to enable employers to connect with and develop their future workforce in grades 6-12 throughout public schools in Wisconsin. What's more, Inspire provides opportunities to take those connections out of the classroom and into meaningful experiences that expose young people to the world of health care.
Partners in economic development, workforce development, and education manage eight regional Inspire deployments – each with its own unique characteristics. Funded primarily by the Wisconsin Economic Development Corporation and local sponsorships, Inspire is also supported by the Wisconsin Department of Public Instruction because it ties in with the Academic and Career Planning (ACP) process followed by public middle and high schools. By joining the deployment near you, students in your region and across the state can access information about your company.
Inspire needs stronger representation from the health care industry. Many Wisconsin students are interested in health care right now, but there are not enough employers and career coaches in the Inspire system to address those interests. Any employer can join, but especially those who are committed to developing future talent.
There are several ways you can participate:
  • Create a company profile
  • Provide career coaches to answer occupational and company-related questions from students
  • Send targeted messages to students interested in your industry
  • Offer work-based learning activities such as guest speakers, job shadowing and more.
Learn more about your region's Inspire deployment and get registered today.

This story originally appeared in the November 27, 2018 edition of WHA Newsletter