A9. Connecting with Small Businesses to Create Long Term Partnerships

Speaking: James

Learn how to use local small businesses in rural areas with transition aged youth by partnering for Work Base Learning Experiences, Job Shadows, Co-Operative education opportunities and mentoring youth, by partnering with local transition councils, business and education councils, CareerLinks, and your local OVR office. Presenters will discuss techniques that have succeeded and failed and will have an open discussion on what could be improved on the failures to create success. Several success stories of partnerships with local small businesses will be shared during this presentation.