Join Automation Alley, Michigan’s largest technology business association, for a lunch ‘n’ learn event that will provide employers with step-by-step instructions for creating and executing a successful internship program. The event, titled “How to Implement Internships for All Ages and Skill Sets,” takes place Sept. 16 from 11:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. at Automation Alley Headquarters in Troy.
Guest speaker Amanda Dumond, director of talent initiatives for Prima Civitas, will remind employers that interns aren’t always traditional college students; many are nontraditional students looking for the opportunity to change careers. Dumond will also explain how successful internship programs provide interns with professional experience and will give employers a chance to assess and evaluate interns as future employees.
“Employers are still having difficulty finding qualified talent. One way to address this need is through an internship program,” said Alysia Green, Automation Alley’s director of talent development. “Employers continue to look for candidates with experience; however, bringing talented interns into your workplace can not only provide a valuable learning experience but also enhance your organization. It’s important for employers to keep in mind that interns can include nontraditional students, including veterans.”
The event will begin with registration, networking and lunch at 11:30 a.m., followed by the program from noon to 12:45 p.m. A Q-and-A period will follow from 12:45 to 1 p.m.
This event, presented by Automation Alley’s Education and Workforce Committee, is sponsored by Macomb Community College and is part of a four-session lunch ‘n’ learn series titled “Michigan’s Got Talent: Strategies for Workforce Attraction and Retention.”
The cost includes lunch and is $20 for members with pre-registration or $30 at the door. The cost for non-members is $40 with pre-registration or $50 at the door. Pre-registration closes Sept.12 at close of business. To register, visit automationalley.com.
Automation Alley Headquarters is located at 2675 Bellingham in Troy. For more information, contact the Automation Alley Resource Center at 800-427-5100 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
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