KCEDC Intern Breakfast Held May 23, 2012
ALGONA - The Kossuth County Economic Development Corporation held their annual Intern Breakfast on Wednesday, May 23rd at 7:30 am at the Knights of Columbus Hall in Algona. There were approximately 70 people in attendance with 40 of them being Interns. This year’s guest speaker was Brenda Clark Hamilton from Fresh Coffee: Professional Growth Programs. She spoke to the Interns about business etiquette.
Informational packets were distributed to the Interns to welcome them to Kossuth County. The packets contained information on area activities, restaurants, medical and dental offices, utility services, churches, and banks and credit unions.
Interns attending the KCEDC Intern Breakfast will have an opportunity to participate in the Intern Advisory Committee. The committee meets several times during the summer to help direct the intern program.
The Kossuth County Career/Intern Program was developed fourteen years ago by KCEDC as a means of guaranteeing a future workforce in the county. Maureen Elbert, Executive Director of KCEDC, said “The program encourages young adults to settle and bring new businesses to the area. This program also gives them true skill building training sessions that will hopefully enhance their ability to obtain a good job and make them a committed and productive employee and community leader.”
Maureen Elbert said, “This program has truly grown and been enhanced over the years. We have a key committee, the KCEDC Career-Intern Committee, that plans and volunteers to work at the various Intern Programs throughout the summer. This is a fun group that is truly volunteering their time to make a difference for our area. We have so many examples of college graduates that have returned to our area either following graduation or after years being in the workforce and starting a family.”
For more information on the Intern Program, contact Kossuth County Economic Development Corporation at (515) 295-7979 or at email@example.com.