“The only source of knowledge is experience.”
– Albert Einstein
Inspiring to Aspire
Greater Fresno area employers have realized they have essential roles to play in developing work-ready talent for their enterprises.
With Career Nexus, you can inspire interns to aspire to careers in your industry through paid work-based learning opportunities that provide the hands-on experience they need to discover a passion for your field.
“Our experience in the first pilot has been positive from both employers and interns. Employers are seeing the future impact of Career Nexus – confirming their participation in secondary pilots and eagerness to share the benefits with other industry peers. Career Nexus is a win-win for all; it is good for our community, for our interns and future workforce, and for the growth of our businesses.”
– Genelle Taylor Kumpe
COO of the Fresno Business Council & CEO of the San Joaquin Valley Manufacturing Alliance
Graduates who had a paid internship received at least one job offer compared to 43.7% of unpaid interns.*
Interns that turn into full-time, entry-level hires.**
American employers complain of lack of preparation, even for entry-level jobs.***
*Class of 2019 Student Survey from the National Association of Colleges and Employers (NACE) / **National Association of Colleges and Employers 2019 Internship & Co-op Report / ***McKinsey & Company, 2017 Skills Gap Report
Motivated & Work-Ready Interns – Matched to Your Business.
Career Nexus connects greater Fresno area employers with internship-ready applicants who have been referred by one of our education/training referral partners. Ranging from high school students and graduates to college students and young adults, these interns are all prepared and inspired to take the first step toward a successful future.
Beyond being motivated, candidates will have finished assessments for aptitudes, interests and skills, and will have completed at least half of our 20-lesson Career Nexus: Work Readiness Certificate program covering emerging technologies, important life skills and key employability skills.
The Work Readiness Certificate program allows our Career Nexus team to assist and guide interns towards opportunities that align with their passions, talents and interests. The goal – placing them on a career pathway that leads to a successful future.
More Value, Less Hassle…
The Way Internships Should Be.
As an employer, you will take part in our onboarding process to bring clarity to the program and work together to set clear expectations. We’ll work with you to design high-quality, program-paid internships – including Workers Compensation – to ensure it brings value to your company and meaningful experience to the intern.
Career Nexus will be with you throughout the internship to celebrate successes or respond quickly to any issues that might develop. Together, we are strengthening the workforce pipeline one internship at a time.
How You Can Be a Part of CAREER NEXUS
If you’d like to give back to the community by providing valuable experience that can shift the trajectory of an individual’s life, while inspiring a career in your industry and strengthening your own workforce pipeline – Career Nexus is the answer.
To join the dynamic Career Nexus ecosystem and robust new workforce pipeline for your specific industry, here’s all it takes to qualify:
- Be an employer in the greater Fresno region. Priority is given to small- and mid-size employers in manufacturing, healthcare and public sector industries; however, other industries are welcome to apply and will be considered.
- Be able to provide an intern with 10-15 hours per week of hands-on work-based learning for needed duration.
- A total of 150-200 hours is required.
- Internships are offered three times a year, fall, spring and summer.
- First-time Career Nexus employers are allowed up to three interns at one time. After their first cohort, as many as 10 interns may be engaged.
- Be aligned with Fresno’s Community Values. Career Nexus proudly operates under these values which have served as guiding principles for regional transformation and prosperity efforts since 2000. Career Nexus works on all levels to grow future community stewards, all working collaboratively to elevate our community as a whole.
Connect your business with Career Nexus and become part of this transformational effort to strengthen the workforce pipeline and support our local industries. The first step is as easy as filling out the Employer Interest Form below. One of our Career Nexus team members will be in touch with you as quickly as possible!