There’s a puzzle within hiring, often joked about on social media; many jobs today require some form of experience, even for entry-level positions. But how will a candidate get that experience if they need the expertise to get an entry-level job?
Traditionally, there are two answers to this question. One is that the experience requirements aren’t actual requirements and are waived for sufficiently compelling candidates. The second is internships.
Internships have a bit of a bad rap these days, but it’s mostly unwarranted. Sure, some companies have abused the internship structure as free labor in the past. Still, many organizations pay for their internships and have a high level of hiring their interns for permanent positions once their internship contract and schooling wrap up.
An Alternative to Traditional University Pipelines
More and more young people today are looking for careers that step outside of the traditional 4-year degree pipeline and all of the debt that comes along with it. Instead, they’re turning to vocational and trade schools to learn skilled trades like robotics, CNC machining, foundry work, and engineering.
As a staffing agency, we at Action Group Staffing are concerned first and foremost with finding satisfying, profitable, and well-matched positions for everyone who contacts us. More importantly, we strive to prepare the younger generations, current students and fresh high school graduates, for entry into the workforce.
That’s why we’ve partnered with the MidAmerica Center of Excellence. The MidAmerica Center of Excellence is a dedicated training and hiring center, helping new grads and experienced workers gain training, improve their skills, and find positions with a wide variety of companies in industries such as machining, logistics, hospitality, and skilled trades.
They provide the training, and we provide the connections to help individuals find their careers.
With a faster pipeline from school to the workforce, our partnership allows for a smoother transition into a potentially life-long career, with a minimum of debt and relevant, up-to-date skills.
Our partnership allows us to train tomorrow’s workforce today.
Getting Started Early
Some people have had a dream job since their childhood. Others have no idea what they want to do, and the looming deadline of graduation represents a stressful milestone. That’s why we offer various resources to students as early as Junior High, including tours of various machining and plant operations. These tours show students first-hand what options can be available to them, early enough to guide them through schooling, training programs, and career development paths to reach those goals in time for graduation.
Traditional college and university degrees are an increasingly dismal prospect. The “four-year degree” often takes five or six years to complete, by which point the employment landscape may have changed dramatically. New graduates risk entering the workforce with outdated skills – not to mention the financial burden of expensive university degrees.
That’s why more and more students are turning to vocational and trade schools for their post-secondary education. With hands-on experience, modern technology, and internships providing the skills necessary to succeed in the workforce, it’s now a better option than ever.
Exploring the Options
Consider our partnership if you’re a student weighing your future options or a parent looking to explore possibilities with your children. The MidAmerica Center of Excellence provides top-tier training on a wide range of careers in skilled trades, machining, engineering, and much more. With paid internships available, high levels of post-internship hiring, and increased demand for these skills across the board, this pipeline is one of the best options available to millions of today’s students.
We’re proud to be part of this pipeline, training tomorrow’s workforce in skills that they can leverage today.
Contact Action Group To Learn More
To learn more about the career path that’s right for you, contact Action Group Staffing today.