Talent Efforts Produce Smart Results

The Partnership’s talent solutions program is helping companies connect with talent. Here are a few examples of where our efforts to attract talent to the region are paying off.

PowerSchool and the Roanoke Blacksburg Technology Council partnered with our young professional series, Experience Leadership, for a networking event that attracted 40 young professionals looking for opportunity in the Roanoke Region.

“This event gave PowerSchool an opportunity to share who we are and what we do with local professionals,” said Madison Brown, corporation recruiter for PowerSchool. “Out of the event, we hired three professionals.”

At the Partnership’s Career Center Takeover at Virginia Tech, 20 Roanoke Region employers, 25 Virginia Tech faculty, and 50 students came together. The Western Virginia Water Authority made a connection that led to two senior design projects.

Students at the Virginia Tech Carilion School of Medicine are familiar with the Get2KnowNoke brand that is part of their recruitment packages. They are quick to tell you that they use Get2KnowNoke.com and RoanokeOutside.com to explore the community, access career opportunities for their significant others, and fall in love with the Roanoke Region before they even arrive on campus.

You can take advantage of the Partnership’s talent solutions program. New this year is an internship portal which allows you to enter your internship opportunities and expand your reach to candidates.  Remember, the most talented students are already lining up internships for summer 2020.

We are coordinating another Virginia Tech career event Oct. 2 and there’s still room for your company to participate. Email erin@roanoke.org to learn more about all our programs.