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Interns Make Connections
Networking is founded in relationships, like getting to know people who can connect you with something you need, such as information, an introduction or a job. Paige Clayton, marketing intern at the...
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Interns Make Connections

Posted on Wednesday, July 26, 2017 - 2:06pm

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Networking is founded in relationships, like getting to know people who can connect you with something you need, such as information, an introduction or a job.

Paige Clayton, marketing intern at the Orrville Area Chamber of Commerce, was charged with organizing several opportunities for interns employed in the Orrville area to network and learn from each other, as well as local business leaders.

In a follow-up to the intern welcome events held in June, Clayton organized two lunch and learn events in July.  "My goal was to create a networking atmosphere among the interns themselves, as well as allow them the chance to network with professionals," stated Clayton. 

The first lunch was held on July 12th and featured Jen Kessel, Vice President of Operations from Aultman Orrville Hospital and Tom Brenner, Director Business Development, Jarrett Logistics Systems.  Kessel and Brenner shared insights on preparing for their professional job search with interns from The J.M. Smucker Company and Smith Foods. They also fielded questions from the interns and offered advice on a variety of topics.

Vince Tricomi, Vice President Business Development, PFI Displays, and Kerry Pickett, co-owner, Pickett & Pickett Tax and Investments, talked with interns on July 26 about connecting with alumni and preparing for job fairs and interviews, as well as discussing some tips for being more financially saavy. 

"I appreciated the sit-down lunch and the casual atmosphere of the event," commented Ashland University student, Ethan Jackson, an operations intern at Jarrett Logistics Systems.  "TGhis was a unique opportunity to meet successful individuals, and bounce questions off of them.  I was able to learn so much in a short amount of time."

Several interns made contact with the speakers in the days following the two evetns and have connected on LinkedIn. 

The Orrville Area Chamber of Commerce is the leading business association in Orrville and eastern Wayne County, Ohio.  Students seeking internships, co-ops or apprenticeship experiences with local companies are encouraged to follow the Orrville Works page on Facebook or www.orrvilleworks.com

 

 

Jarrett Companies Recognized on Top 100 Places to Work
Jarrett Companies is honored to be one of the top 100 best places to work in NE Ohio! To read full article go to http://bit.ly/28JruEK!    Hear first hand from...
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Jarrett Companies Recognized on Top 100 Places to Work

Posted on Friday, July 14, 2017 - 12:24pm

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Jarrett Companies is honored to be one of the top 100 best places to work in NE Ohio! To read full article go to http://bit.ly/28JruEK!
 

 

Hear first hand from employees what makes Jarrett Companies a great place to work in this video clip

 

 

 

 

 

Vital Connections
Vital Connections, held originally in the mid-1990s, was revived and restructured by the Business and Education Partnership, a subcommittee of the Orrville Area Workforce Development Taskforce to...
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Vital Connections

Posted on Thursday, June 29, 2017 - 9:25am

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Vital Connections, held originally in the mid-1990s, was revived and restructured by the Business and Education Partnership, a subcommittee of the Orrville Area Workforce Development Taskforce to raise awareness of the skills required to be successful in today's workforce.

 

Helping student understand what careers are available in Orrville and the surrounding areas, and the education required to attain them, is why the program is again being offered this summer.

 

Thirty-one educators from Wayne, Holmes and Ashland counties participated in Vital Connections this year.  Each Tuesday in June, participants visited one of the 14 businesses involved with the program to learn more about how businesses in the area operate.

 

The experience helped connect educators to area employers so they, in turn, can share that knowledge with their students.

 

Michelle Hedberg, an Adult Education instructor at the Wayne County Schools Career Centera, visited The J.M. Smucker Company, Aultman Orrville Hospital, GOJO, and LuK.  "I have already started sharing valuable knowledge from our workforce partners with my students and am continually looking for ways to develop updated and relevant curriculum," said Hedberg. "It is always good to have schools, organizations and businesses partnering toward the common goal of training tomorrow's workforce.  It's a win-win."

 

For more information about Vital Connections, or to participate in the future, please contact Jean Roberts, Tri-County Educational Services, ph: 330.345.6771