GREENVILLE, S.C. — With the help of LaunchGVL, EPIC and WellSpent Southeast have selected two local high school students to be six-week intern to help enhance student understanding on the importance of healthcare in the workplace.
EPIC got the ball rolling with an initial meeting at Venture X where high school students got to learn the ins and outs of the offered opportunity. The 40-hour internship is designed to help the selected students learn about working, prepare to work and support their skills development.
The interns selected are Ryanne Hancox of Travelers Rest High School and Nitya Harikmur of JL Mann High School.
Recognizing that work-based learning benefits students, employers, schools and the community, the Greenville Chamber and Greenville County Schools partnered to create LaunchGVL, an initiative to connect high school students with paid work opportunities in Greenville’s high-demand occupations.
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.
“The partnership with launchGVL demonstrates EPIC’s commitment to ‘putting its money where its mouth is’, in the same sense that companies should employ the same programs they tout to others or with their own company employees to help make change happen,” said Randy Vogenberg, board chairman of EPIC and WellSpent Southeast.
About WellSpent Southeast:
WellSpent Southeast is about linking business and healthcare within the Southeast region of the country for the purpose of sharing similar issues and experiences around health care trends, problems, and solutions. Exciting new and established healthcare related innovations or economic development efforts are important to improving along with increasing real-world solution opportunities desired by the business community leaders of each Southeastern state. Learn more at https://epicouncil.org.