Becoming a partner with the REACH program will help ensure that our next generation of qualified, skilled workers will be prepared to meet the future demands of Winona’s local health & human services and manufacturing needs.
What’s in it for you?
- An opportunity to showcase your workplace and what jobs/careers are available. Students are typically unaware that there are a variety of career opportunities at any given worksite.
- Pride of knowing you are exposing students – many of who are at-risk and never thought to graduate, much less go on to higher education or a well-paying career – to interesting companies and career opportunities.
- A chance for you to grow the talent pipeline and even become an employer of choice.
During the REACH experience, members of the business community are invited to speak and/or provide training to the students in order to supplement or reinforce what they learn at school. Human resource professionals help students revise and update their resumes. Directors of Operation speak with the students about the goods and services they provide as well as the employee culture. Business executives join us for networking events to help students practice professional communications. In order to best prepare our students for local employers, we need those employers to help guide our students in that development. Contact the Program Manager to explore speaking opportunities with REACH.
Our REACH classrooms are in need of supplies – those very supplies (surplus, cast off, expired) that you may have laying around your business. Contact the Chamber to arrange donations.
A REACH Immersion is a one of a kind experience where students are “immersed” in the work and culture of a local workplace. REACH students have the opportunity to truly experience the potential held within our local business community. Simultaneously, local businesses have the opportunity to demonstrate the broad variety of career paths and skilled positions available in their businesses, with an eye to the future of their workforce. In large part thanks to immersions experiences, REACH students have the opportunity to participate in paid internships and pursue employment following graduation.