* Appeal of working with youth that will learn first hand about your business.
* Employer participation in the community and good public relations for your business.
* Employers sense of civic duty.
* Reduction of costs and time for recruiting, screening, training and selection of new workers.
* Existing employees mentoring students have the
opportunity to develop or improve their
supervisory and communication skills.
* Re-energize and improve performance of existing employees. Morale booster.
* Learn from students - many students have computer
and technology skills and would enjoy
sharing their knowledge.
* Provides employers with record of hiring youth.
* Serve as springboard for expanding STWO among other employers
* Employers can help identify skills required to fill jobs
* Employers can articulate education reform in their community schools.
* Local employers can promote youth to seek jobs
in their communities instead of moving away
to larger cities.
* Offer activities for students such as tours of your business. Participation in job fairs.
* Work with a school to develop mastery certificates
that reflect skills students need to have for
entry into your business.
* Offer summer externships for teachers so they can
take first hand business experience back to
their classrooms and integrate what they learned into their curriculum.
* Serve on School-To-Work steering committees and