The Hamilton County Workforce Recovery Task Force and Hamilton County Economic Development have partnered with TMap, an Indiana-based technology company to create an innovative talent recruitment program for Hamilton County High School graduates. Hamilton County has been working with the local school superintendents since fall 2019 to create the program to attract and retain students to live and work in the county.
“Although similar programs have been created at the university level, this is the first one we are aware of that will start the connection with our high school students” says Carol Sergi, Director of Workforce Strategy for the Hamilton County Economic Development Corporation (HCEDC). “This program will be able to connect our students with career opportunities and also be used to invite our alumni who have moved away to consider the job opportunities and quality of life we offer with the hope of bringing them back.”
The program will also provide a way for the local high schools to stay connected to their students, something that is not done in an organized way currently.
“Winning regions are the ones that get serious about talent recruitment. The Hamilton County community has banded together to bring talented expats back. We’re proud to use our platform to achieve such a critical mission,” says Bill Oesterle, Founder and CEO at TMap.
The Hamilton County Council, along with the Hamilton County Commissioners, voted to provide financial support for a portion of this program along with Hamilton County Economic Development.
For more information contact Carol Sergi, Director of Workforce Strategy, Hamilton County Economic Development.