Susquehanna Human Resource Management Association - Lewisburg/Sunbury/Bloomsburg, PA
For the last 8 years SHRMA members have volunteered to work with Shikellamy High School seniors helping them develop real life skills in applying for a job and interviewing to become part of the workforce in our area. Many area businesses and workforce boards continue to identify students' lack of preparation for entering the workforce as a key missing link in their education. They believe there is just too much testing aimed at passing state exams. In response to these concerns, the high school and SHRMA created an online mock company that lists company highlights, job opening with job descriptions for all ranges of employment within that company. This year (for the first year ever), every graduating senior was required to complete an application, cover letter and résumé for a job that they chose through this online offering. They then interviewed for that poisition with one of our 33 volunteers from the community (this was done on site at the high school). Every high school senior was required by the school to complete this project for graduation and SHRMA and non-SHRMA members from the community helped with the interviewing process that was organized and completed by SHRMA.
The Susquehanna Human Resource Management Association won a 2009 Pinnacle Award for this initiative.
Webinar with Sound
Webinar slide deck in PDF for download
Visit http://www.shrma.net for more information about the project and view the Snik Snak Company online. Select "School District Project" from the left navigation pane.
Read more about this award-winning initiative in SHRM Online.