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Be a Part of School-to-Work with Ord High School

If your business is interested in expanding your workforce, either short-term or long-term, and providing meaningful work experiences for local youth, consider being a part of Ord High School’s School-to-Work program.

Why should my business be involved with School-to-Work?

1 . The School-to-Work program offers employers an empowering opportunity to connect with students who are in the process of choosing a career and entering the workforce. Danielle Proskocil, Director of Human Resources at VCHS states, “Valley County Health System has had the pleasure of partnering with Ord Public Schools for the School to Work Program.   The School to Work Program has been incredibly beneficial to our organization as a whole, and we hope that we have made a positive impact on the future career choices of our community’s youth.  One of the most rewarding aspects of the program is to see a student’s aspiration to be all they can be become a reality.  The time the student spends learning about new career paths allows us at VCHS to share our passion for helping others, and it allows the student to broaden their horizon and learn about the opportunities available to them.   Healthcare is a calling, and we only hope that our impact has helped some students realize their career goals.”

2. Through your involvement you are also directly impacting the quality of talent retention and attraction for Valley County.

3. In addition to the benefits for the students and community, you have the opportunity to establish a relationship with a young adult and engage a new employee or partner to achieve your vision of a business expansion or transition.

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As we approach the 2016-2017 academic year, it is time to begin the placement process for approximately 30 School-to-Work students for the fall semester. If your business is interested in hosting a School-to-Work student, please complete the Host Site Registration Form by Wednesday, August 17, 2016.  Your business will be contacted within the first two weeks of school after students have an opportunity to determine their interest in a School-to-Work placement.

Valley County Economic Development, the Ord Area Chamber of Commerce and Ord High School are dedicated to developing a strong partnership with the local business community to create an effective working relationship between youth and local employers.  With your involvement, this program offers students valuable work experience and exposure to diverse career opportunities within their hometown that may lead to talent retention for our community. We look forward to working with you to establish successful School-to-Work connections.

If you have any questions please call Nate Wells at Ord High School at (308) 728-3241 or Kristina Foth at the VCED and Ord Area Chamber office at (308) 728-7875.

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