Chesterland, OH (PRWEB) February 10, 2014
Most local high school students don’t start thinking about their future before college, but the interns that have worked with Exscape Designs (http://www.exscapedesigns.com) through the Geauga Growth Partnership (GGP) have the benefit of understanding more about work and business than many of their peers.
“For the second year we are happy to be partnering with the Geauga Growth Partnership to provide paid internships to local high school students this summer,” said John Peterson, Design/Sales Manager with Exscape Designs. “We see this not only as a vital way to connect to the community, but a great way to help expose students to the realities of work life.”
Exscape Designs became involved in the high school internship program offered by GGP (http://www.geaugagrowthpartnership.com/) a few years ago to help forward the group’s mission to promote work opportunities within the county. By providing a competitive, paid internship program to local area students, employers get the benefit of additional resources and the students get much needed work experience. “Many of these kids have never worked before,” said Peterson. “What we like to do is have them cycle throughout the entire company, with most of the time on production crews. In addition to the time spent on design/build and maintenance crews, the students also work in our office gaining exposure to landscape design, estimating, sales, administration, and management. The goal is to give them an overall experience in how businesses work.” Students are selected based on a competitive application process that requires an in-person interview.
Once students are placed with a company for the summer, they begin to see the wide range of career possibilities available close to home. Said Peterson, “We hope they leave with experience in landscaping and business. We want to help them to see if landscape is a viable career option. We also want to help out the community by helping the students to realize that there are lots of opportunities in Geauga County.”
For more information on the landscaping services offered by Exscape Designs or to schedule an interview with Bill Dysert, President, or John Peterson, Design/Sales Manager call 440.332.4198 or email info(at)exscapedesigns(dot)com.