2018 Jump Start Employer Orientation

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Name: 2018 Jump Start Employer Orientation
Date: May 29, 2018
Time: 2:00 PM - 3:00 PM EDT
Event Description:

Please join us for an employer orientation on Tuesday, May 29, 2018 at 2:00 PM to learn about the Jump Start program, the candidates, and the employer commitment. 

What is Jump Start?
The Jump Start training program was developed by the CWDA in 2014 to provide a pathway for young adults aged 18-25 to receive entry-level construction training and secure employment in the construction industry. Jump Start runs full time throughout the month of June. Students attend class at Grand Rapids Community College MTEC from 7:30 am. – 3:30 p.m. Monday – Thursday, and 7:30 a.m. – 2:30 p.m. on Fridays. During the first week of class, the CWDA works with students as they research careers in the industry. Students identify a career pathway that they think will be a good fit for them (electrician, carpenter, mason, project manager, etc.). Based on this research, the CWDA works with employers in these trades to provide job shadow experiences and interview students at the end of the program. In 2017, 88% of students attending Jump Start were immediately employed in the construction industry.  There are 18 students enrolled in the 2018 Jump Start program who will be ready to work in July. 

Employer Participation/Commitment:  
1. Provide a 1/2 day job shadow experience to students on Friday, June 22, 2018.
2. Give a brief, 15 minute presentation the week of June 25th to help students better understand the entry-level careers available at your company. 
3. Participate in candidate interviews at 8:00 AM on Friday, June 29, 2018 at the GRCC M-TEC.
4. Provide entry-level job offers to candidates who ar ea good fit for your organization.
Event Media:
GRCC M-TEC | 622 Godfrey Ave SW, Grand Rapids, MI   49503
Date/Time Information:
May 29, 2018 | 2:00pm - 3:00pm
Contact Information:
Jodie Rykse Salmoran

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CWDA Featured and Premiere partners make the Jump Start scholarship and other innovative workforce development initiatives for both commercial and residential construction possible.  And, your support of the HBA's Every Member Cares annual fund and the Foundation's largest annual fundraising event, the October Clay Shoot, support these efforts. Contact Jodie at jodie@hbaggr.com or (616) 281-2021, ext. 201 to learn more about how you can help.  

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