TII’s Internship Seeding Initiatives (ISI) are designed to cultivate positive and productive work experiences by using a consistent model of best practices to standardize internship program quality, student training and skills development. Its core aim was to ready students for gainful employment and to fulfill ever-increasing industry demands for capable workers.
This proven approach gives employers every advantage to manage internships as easily and as well as possible. The results are increased efficiency, productivity and competency that minimize time, money and mistakes.
Required for Success:
- High level collaboration between higher education institutions, business groups, community organizations, workforce agencies and economic development leaders.
- A grassroots effort to construct internships one-by-one.
- High-touch employer technical assistance.
- Supervisor engagement, training and quality mentoring of interns.
- TII training methodology and administrative tools to formalize programs.
Proof of Concept:
TII’s tested its approach in 2009 in Northeastern Pennsylvania with support from a $375,000 grant under the Workforce Investment in Regional Economic Development (WIRED) initiative, provided by the U.S. Department of Labor Employment Training Administration.
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