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.
Minneapolis, St. Paul and St. Cloud