Changing the Paradigm of How Businesses Hire:  High School Student Apprentice Programs

(Virtual Event)




Wednesday, April 21, 2021 

10:00 AM - 11:00 AM



GRHRA Members - $5 | Guests - $10


***This program has been approved for 1 hour of continuing education credit through SHRM***


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If your business continues to struggle to find a sustainable pipeline of talent, high school apprentice programs provide you an opportunity to engage with eager-to-learn students who are passionate to make a career in your industry. 


The local area QC high schools continue to grow these programs that can help you acquire and train talented individuals to meet your future workforce needs.  They currently are looking for additional business partners to provide work-based learning opportunities in the following programs: Welding, CNC Machining, Certified Nursing Assistants, IT Software Engineers, and IT Security. 


James Hotchkiss, from John Deere, will be presenting how these programs work, the lessons learned, myths, and how businesses can overcome challenges.  He will also share what businesses need to do to become part of this potential talent pipeline.


About the Presenter: 

James Hotchkiss is the Community Integration Coordinator at John Deere.  In his role, he serves as the liaison between Deere and the high school sponsors.  He has great experience and knowledge on how to integrate students into manufacturing operations.







10:00AM - 11:00AM Wed 21 Apr 2021 ( Timezone: Central )

Virtual Event Instructions:

Look Who's Coming:

Laura Flanagan
  Management Resource Group
Hilary Spengler
Lea Dies
  McCarthy-Bush Corporation
Mary Jones
  Management Resource Group, LTD.
Beverly Curtis
Brandon Tidwell
Joanna Miller
Jessica Eaton
  North Risk Partners
Liz McCredden
Michelle Harrell
  Allied Valve Inc.
Amy Matlick
  Performance Food Group
Jennifer Palar
Matt Rednour
Michael Oberhaus
Ann Jackson
  Berry Global Inc
Sarah Wallace
Theresa Felger
Margaret Davis
Kristy Riley
... a total of 20 guests.
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