ICP's Internship & Co-Op Guide Helps Intern Programs Succeed

The guide defines co-ops and internships, describes the benefits of the programs, suggests how to get started, and provides a list for further resources . . .

Summer Internships Allow Companies to Identify Future Employees and Leaders-ICP's Free Internship & Co-Op Guide Helps Make Programs Successful

Chicago, IL - Employers considering summer internships for high school or college students as a way to get a few chores checked off the list should access Industrial Careers Pathway's free Internship & Co-Op Guide. The guide offers tips and ideas to make an internship or cooperative (co-op) program a successful gateway to a meaningful career in industrial distribution for young people today. Employers can access the free guide when they sign up for a free subscription to the bi-weekly ICP Talent Tipsheet at www.industrialcareerspathway.org/Subscribe.

The Internship & Co-Op Guide is broken into four easy-to-read sections. The guide defines co-ops and internships, describes the benefits of the programs, suggests how to get started, and provides a list for further resources including links to federal compliance guidelines.

Both the ICP Talent Tipsheet and the Internship & Co-Op Guide are excellent resources for distribution company or manufacturing company owners, human resources managers and others in the industrial distribution and manufacturing workspace tasked with hiring and managing young workers, specifically those from "Generation Y." According to many sources, this generation was born between 1981 and the early 1990s, coming of age in the early 2000s. The generation is also referred to loosely as "Generation Me" or the "Millennials."

To get the free guide, first subscribe to the ICP Talent Tipsheet. The free subscriptions are self-managed. There is no obligation to continue a subscription after receiving the free Guide; however, the subscription list is growing as more people discover the ICP Talent Tipsheet's value. Every other Wednesday, the ICP Talent Tipsheet delivers a thought-provoking helpful article plus a workable tip and action item to better enable employers to recruit, hire, train and manage Generation Y employees in order to create stronger companies and build a sustainable distribution network.

About Industrial Careers Pathway®

Industrial Careers Pathway (ICP) is a multifaceted North American workforce initiative supported by an alliance of industry associations that addresses the need for a skilled industrial distribution and manufacturing sales and customer service workforce today and tomorrow. ICP links students and job seekers to career paths in industrial distribution and manufacturing through partnerships with local educators and employers. For more information about efforts being made by ICP to address the need for a skilled industrial distribution workforce, visit www.industrialcareerspathway.org.

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