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Businesses Can Build Future Talent Pipeline Through New School Tool
There is now a new tool that will help businesses connect with 21,000+ students at Lincoln Public Schools middle and high schools and assist them in learning about your job shadow, internship, apprenticeship or job opportunity.
Jobs and Extended Learning Opportunities (JELO) is in direct response to the Prosper Lincoln Employment Skills goal of ensuring access to training and support for in-demand jobs.
Businesses can visit: www.bit.ly/stujobslps to enter their opportunity. After careful vetting by a team at LPS District Office, the opportunities will be posted to an electronic board promoted through each school’s counseling office. Only LPS Students can view the opportunities, which can be sorted by several variables including the type of opportunity and industry.
With all LPS middle and high school students now having Chromebook computers, the information is accessible at home or school. Students can access the information by logging in to the LPS site and searching JELO or by visiting a link posted in their counselor’s Google Classroom.
Brenda Leggiadro, Supervisor of Counseling and School Social Work at LPS, said, “This new platform allows us to follow policy meant to protect students while being fair and helpful to businesses.”
The process is much more efficient for businesses since they’ll reach all LPS buildings and students equally with one submission and will no longer have to contact each school to promote an opportunity.
“We are excited for this program to make an impact in our community and help give young people an excellent avenue to connect to businesses and potentially future employment - either for the short-term or possibly the long-term,” said Bryan Seck, Prosper Lincoln Developer for Employment Skills. “This program provides students an idea of what may be required of them once they start looking for a job, and it equips employers with another direct way to reach young people.”
The late Marian Wright Edelman, an American activist for the rights of children, once said, “You can’t be what you can’t see.” This program will help expose students to a wide array of opportunities to access.