What is Hendricks CareerTek?
Hendricks CareerTek is a state-of-the-art career center located at 625 Third Street in the Ironworks campus, that provides career development, career education, and career opportunities to youth in the Greater Beloit community.
Funded by a generous grant from the Hendricks Family Foundation to the Stateline Boys & Girls Club, Hendricks CareerTek provides local area youth the opportunities to gain valuable insights into workforce demands, career pathways, and requisite skill sets.
What does Hendricks CareerTek have to offer businesses?
Hendricks CareerTek can support your business needs in a variety of ways. We are equipped to help connect businesses with finding skilled candidates with the interest and desire to work in a particular career field. Our services also assist with onboarding young employees once the decision is made to hire them enabling them to feel confident in their new work environment from day one.
Equipping the Next Generation:
Hendricks CareerTek offers a variety of responsive workshops aimed at equipping up and coming workers with essential skills like soft skills, financial skills, resume and application support along with other tailored workshops. These workshops help ensure that potential employees are equipped with workplace essentials.
Connecting Business with Potential Employees:
Finding and retaining strong, skilled employees is time consuming and expensive. Hendricks CareerTek works specifically with young adults both in high school and recently graduated to identify their skills and connect them with potential employers looking to hire. Businesses can choose to interview vetted candidates knowing they have completed paperwork, matching skill sets, and a desire to start a career.
Once the critical decision to hire a candidate is made working with Hendricks CareerTek can help bring new hires up-to-speed with both the social and performance expectations of their new work environment. “The faster new hires feel welcome and prepared for their jobs, the faster they will be able to successfully contribute to the firm’s mission” (T. Baur. Onboarding new employees: Maximizing Success). Hendricks CareerTek supports onboarding of newly hired young adults by supporting requisite learning to help individuals be a successful asset, productive, contributing member of your company from day one. Hendricks CareerTek can help introduce a new employee to necessary workplace rules and expectations, support paperwork completion, schedule regular check-ins and assist when workplace issues may arise.
What are the hours of operation?
Hendricks CareerTek is open from 10:00 a.m. until 6:00 p.m. Monday through Friday
What are Hendricks CareerTek’s current offerings?
Hendricks CareerTek provides workshops and other educational services that directly complement skills in high demand by today’s workforce, such as coding, healthcare, construction and trades, manufacturing, medical and entrepreneurship.
Including but not limited to:
Career exploration workshops, business soft skills boot camps, business listening sessions, financial literacy workshops, keynote speakers, and other workforce-related initiatives. Businesses can partner with the center to benefit students in the areas of coding, entrepreneurship, and programming. Individual career sessions are also provided for one-on- one exploration.
Hendricks Career Press:
Additional programming includes the Hendricks Career Press, is an online publication written and run by students. The publication provides students the ability to gain skills that impact future employability like writing, editing, speaking, listening, interviewing, using technology, collaboration, media and social media marketing skills, and more—all while reporting career information to their student peers and the Stateline community.
How do I get involved with the program offerings at Hendricks CareerTek?
There are numerous ways to get involved in Hendricks CareerTek. Businesses can participate in career panels, provide job shadowing opportunities, hire students for internships or co-ops or state certified Youth Apprenticeships.
Additionally, businesses are welcome to attend listening sessions, where the center reaches out to the business community to gather valuable workforce needs information in order to help prepare the next generation of workers. Provide feedback to assist the center with being responsive to needs in the workforce, volunteer with one of the many student groups affiliated with the center like programming, coding, or entrepreneurship.
If I have questions, who do I contact?
Hendricks CareerTek is directed by Tina Salzman, Business and Education Director. She can be reached at the following:
How can I find out about events happening at Hendricks CareerTek?
“The faster new hires feel welcome and prepared for their jobs, the faster they will be able to successfully contribute to the firm’s mission” (T. Baur. Onboarding new employees: Maximizing Success). Hendricks CareerTek supports onboarding of newly hired young adults by supporting requisite learning to help individuals be successful assets to your company.
Hendricks CareerTek can help introduce a new young adult employee to necessary workplace rules and expectations, support paperwork completion, schedule regular check-ins and assist when workplace issues may arise. By supporting young adults transition into the workforce, increase their confidence as they navigate their new workplace environment.