New on-line portal connects Kansans with internships at state companies


TOPEKA, Kan. (WIBW) – A brand new on-line portal will join Kansas school and highschool college students, veterans and grownup learners with internships at state companies.

On Wednesday, April 13, Kansas Governor Laura Kelly says the State of Kansas Internship Program on-line portal was launched. She mentioned the web site is a one-stop-shop for Kansans curious about internships for the State.

“This can be a nice alternative for expertise from throughout the state to realize the expertise and coaching wanted to step into the workforce,” Gov. Kelly mentioned. “It is usually a chance for our state companies and boards to recruit, practice, and retain expertise to fill jobs that may grow to be long-lasting and rewarding careers.”

With an expanded scope, devoted program assets, and enhanced recruitment efforts, Kelly famous that the Program will attain college students all through the state, associate with instructional establishments and assist all companies discover, place and practice interns.

“The State of Kansas Internship Program will help potential interns with discovering the fitting match for his or her pursuits based mostly on the big variety of profession fields the state gives,” Secretary of Administration DeAngela Burns-Wallace mentioned. “Interns might be uncovered to the worth of public service, and state companies will acquire the contemporary perspective and vitality that interns can convey.”

The Governor mentioned the objective of the Program is to reveal interns to public service and state operations, in addition to to develop a pipeline for state recruitment.

“Analysis exhibits repeatedly that college students who maintain internships usually tend to acquire full-time employment and earn extra over the course of their profession,” Jennifer Nigro, Director of Employer Relations and Internships for the College of Kansas, mentioned. “Internships assist college students apply studying, broaden abilities, develop their networks, and discover profession paths, all whereas constructing their resume. That’s why college students throughout the College of Kansas are strongly inspired, and within the College of Enterprise now required, to finish at the least one internship.”

Kelly mentioned recruiting occasions have been scheduled at instructional establishments all through the state. She mentioned interns will signify various demographics and will embrace undergraduate and graduate college students, highschool college students, grownup learners, transitioning navy veterans, and post-retirement people. She famous that variety might be an important piece of the recruitment effort.

“Work-based studying experiences and employer engagement are important components of the evidence-based JAG mannequin,” Chuck Knapp, Jobs for America’s Graduates-Kansas President (JAG-Ok) and CEO, mentioned. “We admire Governor Kelly’s help of JAG-Ok and the Division of Administration’s partnership in enhancing internship alternatives for our college students throughout the state.”

The Governor mentioned internship alternatives might be supplied year-round and the primary skilled improvement occasions will start in June.

These curious about state internships can view openings and apply HERE.

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