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Inspire looks to build connections, communications between students and local businessesSubmitted: 08/12/2019
Story By Ben Meyer

Inspire looks to build connections, communications between students and local businesses
RHINELANDER - Middle- and high-school students in the Northwoods will be some of the first in Wisconsin to try a new kind of connection with employers.

Schools including Rhinelander will offer an online program called Inspire for the first time this year.

Inspire serves as a connection for students to communicate directly with businesses and get mentors, set up job shadows, and explore internships.

"Students, when they're doing this profile development, can start looking and researching with businesses that are in a 50-mile radius around them," said Brittany Beyer, the executive director of Grow North Regional Economic Development Corporation.


In our area, the program is run by Grow North. It's looking to get more businesses on board to offer connections with students.

Organizers believe that will lead to young adults exploring local jobs and living locally.

"We close that part of the issue just a little bit more, then the faucet's not leaking as much. Then we can work a little bit differently," Beyer said.

The state now requires Academic and Career Planning to get students thinking about careers as soon as middle school.  Inspire is one tool in that set being utilized by many schools.


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