Career Edge Expands Internship Reimbursement Program

Coconut Telegraph

SRQ DAILY SATURDAY PERSPECTIVES EDITION SATURDAY MAR 11, 2017

Through the generous support of the Charles and Margery Barancik Foundation, local workforce development non-profit CareerEdge Funders Collaborative, will be expanding its innovative Internship Reimbursement Program for 2017. The internship program incentivizes employers in high-demand industries to hire college interns in order for them to gain valuable work experience and exposes students to the workforce; while helping employers develop talent. Last year, CareerEdge funded approximately 90 students from 40 different organizations from Tampa Bay to Sarasota. 98% of students reported that the internship prepared them for the workforce, and 100% of the employers believe the internship program added value to their organization. This year, in addition to the college program, CareerEdge will pilot a high school internship initiative called Career Quest for 25 low-income rising high school juniors in Sarasota County. Students receive a paid summer internship with the potential to earn $1,000, plus career awareness and financial planning training.

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