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CALL TO ACTION! Workforce Readiness needs you!

    March 1, 2019

    Stark HR & Workforce Readiness can contribute to workforce readiness initiatives in the following ways:

    1.  Volunteer as a Business Speaker

    4.  Become a Personal Mentor

    1. Conduct Business Open Houses

    5. Hire a Local Intern

    1. Lead Workforce Roundtable Discussions


    We are looking for volunteers for the following workforce readiness activities:

    Speaking Engagements – Adult

    1. Stark County Community Action (adults) - Volunteer as a Business Leader speaking to workforce development classes regarding real-world resume guidance and preparation, cover letters and interview skills.  Daytime during the week of April 8 – 11th.  More details to follow.

    Speaking Engagements - Youth

    1. YMCA – Leaders Club (Ages 6th grade – 12th grade) - Volunteer as a Business Speaker discussing how to connect with local employers, opportunities available at your place of employment or within the community, personal/financial budgeting and mental health issues.    Evening meetings – approximately 30 – 45 minutes.  Participating Y’s include Meyers Lake, North Canton, Louisville, Jackson and Lake.
    1. Junior Achievement – McKinley 9th Grade Students

    Present JA Hire Me! Presentation designed to help students better understand employer expectations needed to get a job, including information on soft skills, resumes, interviews, and eliminating barriers to employability such as choices social media use, drugs/alcohol and tattoos. Friday, May 10th from 7:30 am. - 2:30 p.m.

    Mentorship/Teaching Opportunities

    1. Junior Achievement (8th – 9th grade)

    Mock Interviews practice session - Work with students in a JA designed group interview coaching them on why they are asked behavioral questions and practice how to respond. Questions focus on leadership, conflict management and personal brand. 

    1. JA Project Partnerships - Resume Reviews - Now & ongoing partnership with JA

    Pilot Project starting now with opportunity to create partnerships. The only JA volunteer opportunity that comes to your computer!   We have 25 JA Company student resumes that need reviewed and critiqued from a coaching perspective to help students create a better document!  This is such an important job seeking tool.  Junior Achievement helps these students start their own company inside their classroom.  They are seeking jobs in business, finance, marketing, sales, human resources and technology.  Additional information provided to interested volunteers.

    Interested?  Contact Cheryl Phillips at, call 330.494.9444 or sign up at the monthly meetings.