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Work Ready Institute

Work Ready Institute

This is where opportunity lives.

Hire KC is the largest provider of paid experiences in the KC region!

We help high school and college students find and get paid projects, internships and jobs that will set you up for success, and a great future.


All applications have been completed, and WRI is now closed.

Our summers internships and jobs look very different due to COVID-19. This summer, we teamed up not only with the City of KCMO, but also the DeBruce Foundation, to bring more paid opportunities to students like you. Virtually!

PRO TIP: You can earn $100 and the Hire KC Work-Ready badge by completing the Work Ready Institute (WRI)!

WRI is a 4-part series of online sessions. Each session is roughly 60 minutes in length, and you must complete all sessions by Friday, July 17th at noon to be eligible to earn the $100 and the Work-Ready badge.

We packed the WRI playlist full of readiness tools because this is what Employers in Kansas City are looking for, and what they have asked us to help develop in you.

If you successfully complete the WRI by the deadline, you will earn $100!

WRI is an opportunity for you to engage with Hire KC’s work-ready virtual content that focuses on your professional development and the essential skills you need as you head into your future.

WRI content is broken up into 4 Pillars: 1) Communication, 2) Wellness, 3) Productivity and 4) Networking.

Spots are limited. Getting started is simple – follow these steps!

  1. Create a new account OR Sign in to your account
  2. Click “Experiences” in the left margin
  3. Scroll down to “Work Ready Institute: Professional Learner”
  4. Click Apply
  5. Complete the short questionnaire
  6. Click Submit

For questions, contact Hire KC Support at help@hirekc.org


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