May 25, 2021
The Adams County Workforce and Business Center (WBC) has launched a Subsidized Employment Internship Program this quarter that will benefit participants of the Temporary Assistance for Needy Families (TANF) and area employers. The Program will help pay for an estimated $200,000 of wage subsidies over the next 12 months. Participants will gain valuable work experience in targeted industries that will help them learn marketable skills while helping struggling employers temporarily fill much needed entry-level positions.
Employers willing to train and mentor participants can be placed into an employer bank lined up to receive these interns. The partnership will include a local temporary staffing agency who will serve as the employer of record and support placement assistance at the end of the internship.
While internships and work experience programs have been a part of the services offered at the Adams County Workforce and Business Center for some time, this new program targets those individuals in the greatest need with wrap-around supports to get them back into the workforce quickly.
Employers serve a big role in this program as they will have the ability to assess and train the skills that are emerging as industries work to adapt to a post-COVID environment. The U.S. Department of Labor has issued several grants over the last few years funding Work-Based Learning (WBL) programs like Subsidized Employment internships, so employers who can adapt to using internships and mentoring models may be able to quickly access federal assistance in the near future.
To find out more about how employers can be added to the growing employer bank to receive interns, or to find out more about the program, call the Adams County Workforce and Business Center at 720-523-2400.