High School Interns Recognized at Signing Event

June 13, 2018

More than 80 individuals attended today’s 2018 Summer Rock Internship Program’s Signing and Orientation event at Blackhawk Technical College’s central campus. Attendees included high school interns and their parents; school career and technical education and/or counseling personnel; representatives from the internship worksites; and economic and workforce development stakeholders. This paid, high school internship program is made possible through a partnership between Blackhawk Technical College (BTC), Rock County 5.0 and Southwest Wisconsin Workforce Development Board.

group of high school interns at signing eventDuring the event, over 20 interns received a comprehensive program orientation – which included various programmatic onboarding procedures. Topics such as payroll recordkeeping and processing; workplace expectations, scheduling, performance and interactions; the Friday seminar series; and individual and/or group activities were reviewed, as well. Interns, parents and the host worksite businesses then participated in a ceremonial signing event.

A diverse grouping of employers, including several that are hosting more than one intern, are participating in the 2018 Rock Internship Program. These businesses include: Angus Young Associates, Beloit Snappers, Beloit Fire Department, Blackhawk Technical College, Bliss Communications, County of Rock, Diamond Assets, Forward Janesville, HealthNet, Rock County Job Center, SSI Technologies and Stainless Tank & Equipment.

This structured, 4-week earn-and-learn program represents one of the first and only collaborative, paid high school internships offered throughout the State of Wisconsin. In addition to providing incoming seniors with meaningful career pathway experiences, the internship program will assist these youth with accelerating and/or developing their personal and professional skills.

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