VBSR Builds Bridge Between Vermont Businesses and College Students

first_imgVBSR Builds Bridge Between Vermont Businesses and College StudentsVermont Businesses for Social Responsibility (VBSR) announced that the Vermont Department of Labor has renewed a grant that funds a program to connect students approaching graduation from Vermont colleges and universities to exciting job opportunities with member companies. VBSRs Internship Program helps member businesses define intern positions and then finds qualified students who are interested in learning more about similar career positions. A recent survey of U.S. employers showed that 62% of college hires last year had held internships and that 31% of new college hires had come directly through an internship program.”We are thrilled to provide this bridge between talented college students who want to stay in Vermont and growing Vermont businesses who need talented young employees,” says Executive Director, Will Patten. “Thousands of students graduate from our colleges each year and go home because they dont know about all the career opportunities with our innovative new business community. This is a big win-win!”The initial grant from the Department of Labor, awarded in January of 2008, enabled VBSR to match 30 students with VBSR member businesses and organizations anticipating growth in the near future. This grant renewal will enable VBSR to focus on making 30 more matches in the year 2009 through relationships with Vermont institutes of higher learning.Businesses interested in creating opportunities for students, in exchange for finding valuable potential employee prospects, should get in touch with Tara Pfeiffer-Norrell by e-mailing TaraP@VBSR.org(link sends e-mail), or calling 802-862-8347.VBSR is a statewide business membership organization made up of 600 Vermont companies representing over 30,000 employees and $4.5 billion in annual sales. VBSR member companies are committed to VBSRs mission to foster a business ethic in Vermont that recognizes the opportunity and responsibility of the business community to set a high standard for protecting the natural, human and economic environments of our citizens.For more information contact Will Patten at VBSR at 802-862-8347 or WillP@VBSR.org(link sends e-mail)###last_img read more

Just-in: Barcelona confirm Koeman as new manager

first_imgFC Barcelona have confirmed Ronald Koeman as their new manager – and want the Dutchman will oversee a huge squad overhaul. According to Diario AS, as reported by the Daily Mail, former Barca star and current Netherlands manager Koeman now replaced Setien. The former Barca captain was spotted in the city on Sunday and it’s now emerged a contract is close to being settled. Koeman will be offered a two-year contract, though the second year will be determined by the presidential election. A release from the Dutch FA is expected to be a formality. While former Tottenham boss Mauricio Pochettino is a favourite of president Josep Maria Bartomeu, it’s been agreed amongst board members that Koeman is the better option at this stage in the club’s history. Koeman is a big favourite of the Barca support and his return would ease the tension between fans and the current regime. It is also claimed that one of his first acts will be to oversee a mammoth restructure of the underachieving squad, who also missed out on the La Liga title this season. Loading… In fact, seven first-team players face the axe, with the report naming Ivan Rakitic, Ousmane Dembele, Arturo Vidal, Arthur Melo, Junior Firpo, Martin Braithwaite and Samuel Umtiti. Melo is already on his way out, having agreed to join Juventus, and the Barca board hope to raise a further £90m to fund Koeman’s summer transfer business. Meanwhile one of the biggest transfers of recent years could be about to happen, with Manchester City the front-runners to sign Lionel Messi. Spain’s Esporte Interativo reports Messi has demanded an immediate exit from beleaguered Barcelona after Friday’s 8-2 Champions League embarrassment, which he felt was the result of a long-term lack of planning at the Catalan club. read also:Ramos breaks Ronald Koeman’s La Liga goal record City, one of only a small list of clubs that could accommodate Messi’s wage demands, are first in line to sign the 33-year-old, a move which would reunite him with one of Barca’s most successful managers, Pep Guardiola. It remains to be seen whether Messi would make the move, but it’s expected to be a busy summer for Barca as the inquest into their underwhelming season continues. FacebookTwitterWhatsAppEmail分享 center_img Promoted ContentThe Very Last Bitcoin Will Be Mined Around 2140. Read More7 Ways To Understand Your Girlfriend BetterA Guy Turns Gray Walls And Simple Bricks Into Works Of ArtCan Playing Too Many Video Games Hurt Your Body?7 Theories About The Death Of Our UniverseYou’ve Only Seen Such Colorful Hairdos In A Handful Of AnimeBirds Enjoy Living In A Gallery Space Created For ThemWhat Happens To Your Brain When You Play Too Much Video Games?The 10 Best Secondary Education Systems In The World2020 Tattoo Trends: Here’s What You’ll See This YearSome Impressive And Almost Shocking Robots That ExistThe Highest Paid Football Players In The Worldlast_img read more