Starkey to partner with USD 259 for internship program
Beginning this fall, Starkey will partner with the Wichita USD 259 Education Resource Center to identify potential new employees who can be hired to fill long-term vacancies.
Through the program, adult students who are working on completion of a high school diploma would work at Starkey as interns in direct support positions. To be eligible, they would need to be able to complete their diploma work within six months and have an interest in social services. (The Education Resource Center facilitates similar internships in various medical and aircraft companies throughout Wichita.)
A member of the Human Resources team will give presentations about Starkey during student workshops and arrange tours for interested students.
After completion of an internship, students would be eligible to be considered for a permanent position at Starkey. If they have indicated an interest in working in the social services field, they will be referred through USD 259 to Starkey to interview for part-time or full-time positions.
According to information from the school district, the Resource Centers typically work with students whose average age is somewhere between 17 and 21; however, it has given adults in their 50s the opportunity to earn a diploma. Starkey also partners with Wichita USD 259 on its electronic recycling program as the exclusive contractor to recycle the school district’s computers and other electronic items.