Employers in Greenville are actively seeking to attract and retain a skilled workforce, particularly in high-demand industries like advanced manufacturing, construction, and healthcare. In response to this challenge, the Greenville Chamber is facilitating a business- led approach to shrink the skills gap and strengthen our workforce through strategic, data-driven talent recruitment and workforce development initiatives.
Recognizing that work-based learning benefits students, employers, schools, and the community, the Greenville Chamber and Greenville County Schools have partnered to create LaunchGVL, an initiative to connect high school students with paid work opportunities in Greenville’s high-demand occupations. Paired with relevant coursework, students will launch their careers in one of six pathways and enter the workforce and college more equipped to succeed. As participating businesses supplement their workforce with energetic students, they also create a talent pipeline to fill the jobs of the future and close the growing skills gap.
Most internships last for approximately 8 weeks. Students can work part-time or full-time during the summer. During the school year, students usually work between 10 and 20 hours per week. The internships will be offered Summer 2018, Fall 2018 and Spring 2019.
Recruitment for the Spring 2019 semester is underway.
Spring 2019 Recruitment (October – December 2018)
Spring 2019 Interview Day (January 2019)
Spring 2019 Internship Dates (February – April 2019)