On Tuesday, February 26th, roughly 400 high school and college students descended upon the Mohart Center for Hire KC’s first-ever Internship Summit.
Hire KC – the signature youth employment program started by Mayor Sly James, hosted the event for tons of students and more than 35 great employers. It was an opportunity for juniors and seniors in high school and college students to check out a variety of paid internships from the region’s top employers.
You’ve got to see it to be it!
Hire KC is managed by KC Social Innovation Center (KCSIC), with its mission to support opportunity and equity, and to illuminate career pathways so that all of our city’s youth learn and grow into promising futures. Hire KC provides access and connects young people to work-based opportunities, learning, and experiences that will lead them to have brighter futures and better prepare them for the jobs of tomorrow.
Mayor James kicked off another summer season of Hire KC, which officially opened on at the Summit. Attending employers included DST, Garmin, Starlight, Lockton, CBIZ, Black & Veatch, Greater KC Chamber of Commerce, Federal Reserve Bank, Ronald McDonald House Charities, and more.
The event featured “experience” stations for students to help accelerate career-readiness, including:
- DeBruce/Agile Work Profiler (Students use the digital program to determine their particular strengths)
- Resume and Attire Station
- Mock Interview Station
- Head Shots Station
- Social Media and Selfie Station
Last year alone, Hire KC connected young people throughout the city with over 250 internships within 191 organizations across the public, private, and nonprofit sectors.