Rochester Hills Mayor Launches Talent Initiative for Youth

Rochester Hills Mayor Launches Talent Initiative for YouthJudyPalmer01

(City of Rochester Hills Press Release, May 19, 2014)

As Rochester Hills’ college graduates seek internship and employment opportunities, Mayor Bryan K. Barnett launched the Mayor’s Business Council Talent Initiative as a way to help Rochester Hills companies connect and retain top talent graduating from our local institutions.

As part of the initiative, the City partnered with Oakland University and Rochester College to allow several top graduates an opportunity to introduce themselves to over 100 Rochester Hills CEO’s and Human Resource Directors and present on what type of job they are looking for.

According to Pamela Valentik, Rochester Hills Manager of Economic Development, “Many of our keith dalton adcompanies are looking for engineers, skilled technicians, accountants and marketing professionals, and we want to make sure that we are providing an environment that makes it easy for them to connect to the talent that is already here.”

“This new initiative is a perfect tool for retaining young talent in the region. Through our partnership with Oakland University and Rochester College, we hope to connect our local companies with the best and brightest coming out of these institutions to keep them here in our community where they can live, work and raise a family,” stated Mayor Bryan K. Barnett.seed11_monte_albert

Other partners in the Talent Initiative include Troy Michigan Works Center, Oakland Schools Technical Campus NE, and Magnet Consulting, just to name a few.

“The Mayor’s Business Council is a great opportunity to engage with Rochester Hills businesses and community leaders to talk about the need for qualified talent, creating talent pipelines, and the programs and initiatives available to companies,” states Jennifer Llewellyn, Director of Troy Michigan Works Center.

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