Career readiness is a somewhat new approach to education that has taken our country by storm as a result of the escalating discussion around the skills gap – employers having difficulty finding skilled employees with experience that aligns with their business requirements. The “fixes” are usually centered on what schools need to do, but our partnership with JA BizTown is about businesses joining the effort.
Later this month, Junior Achievement of Georgia will open the JA Discovery Center at Gwinnett and Hire Dynamics is a part of it all. When we first teamed up with JA BizTown, we knew the relationship would be long and rewarding because our team is passionate about having quality interaction with students of emerging generations. After more than 10 years, we are honored to be able to continue our work in our own backyard.
The center mirrors JA’s Chick-fil-A Foundation Discovery Center, which has benefitted upwards of 30,000 students since opening in 2013. Hire Dynamics is the only staffing company out of the 47 sponsoring companies when it opened and we continue that relationship today. Now our reach to the community has expanded as all JA partners bring this program to the students of Gwinnett in time for the 2015-2016 school year.
In an effort to bridge the skills gap between what students are being prepared for in school and what today’s evolving jobs actually demand, the Discovery Center takes learning beyond textbooks and the average classroom to teach students real, applicable skills that only on-the-job experience can teach. Along with 30 other leading businesses, we will have the opportunity to help BizTown give students the experience of an interactive economy receiving job assignments and working at an assigned business to complete a day’s work.
If you are interested in joining us, the grand opening of the JA Discovery Center at Gwinnett will take place on August 27th from 10 a.m. to 12 p.m. at 1333 Old Norcross Road, Lawrenceville, GA 30046. To learn more, visit georgia.ja.org.
For us, What We Do Matters, and we feel nothing matters more than positively impacting our community’s young people who will become the leaders of tomorrow. We are proud of our team’s commitment to our youth and are excited to be a part of this immersive and engaging program.