5 minutes | Apr 1st 2021

Inspire Rhinelander Seeks to Connect Students to Careers in Local Workforce

Population projections show our area is rapidly aging. In 20 years, about a third of the population in the Northwoods will be age 65 or older. That promises to put even more strain on employers seeking people to fill jobs, and many of those employers are already struggling to find enough workers. But despite those trends, a new program in the School District of Rhinelander might help fill the gap for employers and their future workers. “It’s clear that there is a tremendous need for staff and skilled employees in almost all business areas, not only Rhinelander, but really everywhere,” said Rhinelander Superintendent Eric Burke. A new initiative including Grow North, the School District of Rhinelander, and Rhinelander Partners in Education hopes to boost the local workforce while introducing students to what could be a future career. It’s called Inspire, and it helps streamline the process for students to connect with employers as mentors and for job shadows, internships, and employment
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