BUSINESS PARTNERS

For Employers and Business Partners:

Q. What is a “job trainer”?

A. Through actual hands-on demonstration and skill development, job trainers help teach students (and adults) the necessary skills to become successful in a competitive employment environment. Our Job Trainers are proud to be part of the transition that prepares our students for a successful future and helps them obtain confidence in their abilities.

DSC_0285.jpgQ. How can IU13 support our business partners?

A. Our job trainers prepare students before, supervise them during, and provide training throughout their work experience. Plus, our staff works with your business every step of the way.

Q. Are short-term and long-term opportunities available?

A. From a student “job shadowing” one of your employees for a few hours to hiring a work crew to complete a one-time job to working with a student for a semester-long internship, many options are available to match the needs of your business and our students.

Q. Are students paid for their work?

A. Job training services include both paid and volunteer work experiences. When your business pays a student or work crew for their services, that money goes directly to the student – in fact, this might be the student’s first paycheck ever!

Q. What does it “look like” if our business wants to hire a paid work crew?

A. IU13 Job Training Services operates like a temp agency … but without the markup and with on-site supervision. Call us with your business need, and we’ll work with you to provide a student work crew to meet it.

Whether one student or a large team, whether for a few hours or several days, we build the work crew you need to get the job done. And, while you pay IU13, we’re simply the “middleman” to process paychecks for our students -- all payment goes directly to our students!

CIMG0693.jpgQ. When we use a paid work crew from IU13, are we responsible for Worker’s Compensation?

A. No. Business are only responsible for liability and worker’s
compensation when students are competitively employed.

Q. Could we hire a student after his/her work experience with us?

A. Certainly! In fact, many of our students work for our business partners after graduation – and already have many of the specific skills needed for success thanks to their previous training with their employer. Plus, we offer continued on-site job training for our students as needed to help ensure a successful transition. We are proud that in 2014-15 alone, more than 260 of our students received competitive employment, many with our business
partners!

Q. How can I learn more?

A. Complete the Contact Form on this page, or feel free to contact us at 717-947-1475 or via email.

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 SCHOOLS

For Schools Seeking Student Job Training Services:

Q. What types of jobs might students experience?

A. Our team works with each school/district to plan services to meet their students’ needs. Examples of services some select for their students include opportunities to experience job shadows, volunteer work crew opportunities, paid work crew opportunities, internships or competitive employment depending upon student abilities and needs.  IU13 Job Trainers may also work with students to practice interview skills and build resume writing skills. Plus, Job Trainers can work with teachers and support teams to develop these experiences to meet each student's needs based on the student's strengths and interests.  Our Job Trainers match these skills and interests with business partners in order to develop the best possible outcome for the student. 

DSC_0307.jpgQ. Who supervises our students?

A.  A key part of our team, IU13 Job Trainers supervise and support our students. Through actual hands-on demonstration and skill development, IU13 job trainers help students learn the necessary skills to become successful in a competitive employment environment. Our job trainers work very closely with our school and business partners to ensure success!

Q. Are students paid for their work?

A.  IU13 Job Training Services include both paid and volunteer work experiences. When a business pays a student or work crew for their services, that money goes directly to the student – in fact, this might be the student’s first paycheck ever!

Q. Who supplies transportation to work sites?

A.  IU13 Job Training Services will provide transportation during the school day. Parents are responsible for transportation for competitive employment occurring after school hours.

DSC_1040.jpgQ. Would IU13 staff come to our school to provide services?

A.   Yes. IU13 staff will provide services within the school and in the community.

Q. What would IU13 Job Training Services cost?

A. Cost varies based on a variety of factors including how many and how often students participate, and what types of services we provide. Please contact us to discuss options and how we might design a customized program to meet your needs.

Q. Why should we choose IU13 to provide job training services?

A. IU13 has been providing high-quality job training services for 25+ years, and we bring that expertise and experience to each school we serve. Our 52+ staff members stand ready to prepare your students to join over 2,200 other youth and adults we already serve.

Q. How can I learn more?

A. Complete the quick form below, or feel free to contact us at 717-947-1475 or via email.

 

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