BY AMY FAUBER, FELLOWSHIP DIRECTOR, GENERATION WV
Generation WV is a nonprofit organization working to attract, retain, and advance young people here in the Mountain State. GWV runs a variety of programs to help achieve this mission. One of those is the Impact Fellowship program, working to connect employers with top entry-level candidates and cultivating the next generation of leadership in our state.
Since launching in 2017, the Impact Fellowship has:
- Connected 23 employers from a variety of fields with qualified talent based on their hiring needs including Terradon Corporation, CAMC, Core10, TC Energy, West Virginia Child Advocacy Network, The Just Transition Fund, and McKinley Architecture & Engineering – just to name a few
- Recruited and placed 39 qualified employees across sectors including architecture, engineering, communications, marketing, software development, public health, business administration, human resources, information technology, research and data analysis, higher education, and financial analysis
- Held an average 80% in-state retention rate across all years of Impact Fellowship, meaning Fellows are choosing to stay in West Virginia after the program ends
- Donated 10,920 community service hours through the program’s Volunteer Fridays, giving host employers a presence with local nonprofits and connecting fellows to their communities
Whether you are looking to bring on a new team member or support a current employee already working with you, the Impact Fellowship is an incredible opportunity to invest in the next generation of West Virginia’s leadership and workforce. Learn more on GWV’s website »
If you have any interest in becoming a host, please me know directly: firstname.lastname@example.org, but do it quickly as the January 7th deadline is fast approaching! Once we hear from you, we will follow up with next steps to becoming an Impact Fellowship Host Employer.