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The CRCC Education Initiative serves as a bridge between business and education. The monthly meetings provide a platform for business and education leaders to connect, collaborate, and explore opportunities to improve the quality of education and workforce development in our  community.


Summer Interns & Employer Benefits

Hiring student interns brings considerable value to organizations that choose to invest in young talent and can be a win-win situation for employers AND students.

Employing interns allows organizations to tap into a pool of fresh perspectives and innovative ideas. Their enthusiasm, technical capabilities and creative thinking can help companies stay agile, adapt to evolving trends, and find fresh solutions to complex problems.

Secondly, interns offer employers an opportunity to identify and nurture future talent. By providing these young individuals with a glimpse into the  professional world, organizations can assess their potential and determine if they align with the company’s values and goals. Investing in students early can lead to long-term relationships, preparing them for future roles within the organization.

Internships also enable employers to enhance their corporate social responsibility initiatives. By offering internships, companies demonstrate their commitment to investing in the next generation and supporting local communities. This involvement can boost brand reputation and attract top talent, as socially conscious individuals are more likely to be drawn to organizations that prioritize youth development. Moreover, hiring interns  Fosters a culture of mentorship and knowledge sharing within an organization. Seasoned professionals have the opportunity to guide and mentor young minds, passing on their expertise and industry insights.

This exchange of knowledge not only benefits the intern but also rejuvenates the  experienced employees, fostering a dynamic and collaborative work environment. Lastly, Internships can help organizations address short-term  Staffing needs and project requirements. Interns can contribute meaningfully to specific tasks and projects, allowing regular employees to focus on more strategic initiatives.

In conclusion, internships bring considerable advantages to employers. By leveraging the fresh perspectives, nurturing future talent, enhancing corporate social responsibility, fostering mentorship, and addressing staffing needs, organizations can experience tremendous growth and development.  We encourage employers to consider offering high school and/or college student internships as a strategic investment in your organization’s future success. By providing opportunities for young individuals to learn and contribute, you not only enrich their lives but also position your company for continued growth and innovation.

We need willing businesses interested in the  opportunity to hire and mentor summer high school interns who will be paid through the  Stark County Community Action Agency/Ohio Means Jobs youth program. The interests of the students cover general business, health sciences, marketing, fine  arts, law, engineering and other professions  that eventually require higher education  degrees. This is a great way to help unleash potential of our local youth and market your firm to a future workforce network.

Contact our Workforce & Economic Team for more information.

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