The Talent Challenge
The growing economy is good news but also drives competition for talent. Blake Patton, Atlanta CEO Council board member, entrepreneur and managing partner of Tech Square Ventures, sees and hears everyday about the need for the development and retention of talent.
“Working with partners like the Metro Chamber and TAG, we access a pipeline for our Atlanta CEO Council group to find talent through internships that will grow into much needed full time employees”, says Blake.
Both TAG-ED and the Metro Atlanta Chamber offer resources to help find the right match and develop an internship program for high school and college students.
The new website InternNavigator.com is a collaboration of schools, organizations and companies to connect students and employers. Register here and access students at 23 regional colleges and universities.
The MAC Internship Toolkit offers a template for setting up, managing and evaluating an internship program. Download the toolkit for a step by step guide.
TAG is focused on high school interns and partners with companies of all sizes. The goal is deliver a meaningful product to the company and real work experience to the student. Here is information on what to expect and how to participate.