FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: April 6, 2013
United Way of Dane County will announce work in a new groundbreaking initiative on April 10 as it launches work in HIRE Education Employment Initiative at the Madison College – West Campus from 5:00-7:00pm. Over 100 businesses, human resource professionals, and CEOs will gather to learn how they can get connected with ready-to-employ individuals with the desired skills to fill the job needs of their company. Attendees will also have the chance to experience a GED test and see if they have what it takes to pass. This event is open to the public and the business community is encouraged to attend
WHAT: HIRE Education Employment Initiative Launch
WHERE: Madison College – West Campus, 302 S. Gammon Road (Across from West Towne Mall)
WHEN: Wednesday, April 10, 2013
TIME: Registration: 4:30pm, Program: 5:00-6:00pm
TO RSVP: Visit unitedwaydanecounty.org/HIRE
U.S. Census data tells us 9.4%, or 31,000, adults in Dane County over the age of 17 do not have a high school diploma.
Without a high school diploma, the earning power of an individual is $19,169. The jobs they are likely to attain will likely have little to no health benefits.
HIRE Education Employment Initiative is a new collaborative model to help individuals who do not have a high school diploma get a diploma and navigate their way to employment opportunities. By providing a navigation system to employment, HIRE Education Employment Initiative strives to better align participant’s skills with employer needs. Through individualized Hiring Plans, participants earn their high school diploma and/ or advanced certification for employment.
Our Community’s Agenda for Change
- Students succeed academically and graduate from high school, regardless of race.
- Children are cared for and have fun as they become prepared for school.
- There is a decrease in family homelessness.
- There is a reduction in violence toward individuals and families.
- People’s health issues are identified and treated early.
- Seniors and people with disabilities are able to stay in their homes.
United Way engages our community mobilizes volunteers and strengthens local nonprofits to achieve measurable results and change lives.
United Way of Dane County
United Way of Dane County is addressing the underlying causes of community issues through our community’s Agenda for Change—seven goals focused on three priority areas of Education, Safety and Health that our community identified as most critical to changing lives and strengthening Dane County. Through strategic partnerships and collaborative work, we are achieving measurable results toward making our community better educated, safer, and healthier. United Way provides organizations and individuals the opportunity to give, advocate, and volunteer to change the human condition in Dane County.