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RESOURCE Minnesota Resource Center Business Partner Councils

RESOURCE Minnesota Resource Center Business Partner Councils consist of individuals from business and industry who know the specific skills required for employment within a variety of career areas and who assist RESOURCE Minnesota Resource Center in developing and/or modifying career education programs and/or in the hiring of its program participants.

Business Partner Councils meet quarterly. Meetings are held at RESOURCE Minnesota Resource Center or at a host company. The amount of time members spend working on Business Partner activities varies and depends on individuals and their work and personal schedules. Business Partner participation is a key to the success of RESOURCE clients.

Business Partner Benefits

  • Free, pre-selected job applicants.
  • Business network to interact with.
  • Ability to make positive changes in our community through your own actions.
  • ADA Updates at quarterly meetings.
  • Free ADA Training Session annually.
  • Positive marketing for your company, (we don’t share our partnership lists in order to protect our members).
  • Add diverse and skilled workers to your workplace.

Business Partner Expectations

  • Attend initial orientation prior to attending first Business Partner Council meeting
  • Attend three of the four quarterly Business Partner Council meetings annually
  • Act as the RESOURCE “liaison” or contact point for your company
  • Participate in a minimum of two other activities annually such as facilitating a work readiness training session or on a specific sub-committee
  • Support the RESOURCE “Achieving Dreams” initiative

Business Partner Council Goals

  • To create career opportunities for persons with barriers to employment and consulting on job opportunities and workplace trends
  • To consult with RESOURCE staff on the creation of new career education programs and to update existing programs to ensure the skills attained are current with work place trends
  • To help participants build their self-confidence and attain their career goals by assisting RESOURCE in offering comprehensive programs and services that help individuals improve their technical and interpersonal capabilities and skills.
  • To help participants re-enter the work force and remain employed once there
  • To assist with the placement of participants into competitive employment
  • To assist RESOURCE in the promotion of its services to the community
  • To provide work readiness training including teambuilding, diversity, phone etiquette, dress for success, conflict resolution, mock interviews, resume development, and corporate visits.

Business Partner In-Kind Contribution Form (pdf format)
Click here for the RESOURCE Minnesota Resource Center Work Readiness Session Calendar (PDF format)

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