Workforce Readiness

Sharing our business expertise strengthens our leadership skills, advances the human resources profession, and helps develop a skilled workforce in our community.

As Human Resources Professionals, we recognize how important a well-prepared workforce is for American business. We are very proud of our multi-faceted Workforce Readiness Program, Ready- Set- Work!

Our Mid-Hudson Valley SHRM Chapter is committed to share member expertise, knowledge and resources and to participate with community partners in helping young people and adults to:

  • Understand the needs of the business world

  • Identify career options

  • Prepare for success in today’s workplace

To volunteer or learn more please contact Workforce Readiness Chair, complete a volunteer interest form at the next chapter meeting

How YOU can make a difference...
Junior Achievement
Future Business Leaders of America
Job Shadowing
Help young people explore first hand the skills and education needed to succeed in today’s and future job markets.


Ready, Set, Work!

Our Workforce Readiness Volunteers are participating in the following activities:

  • Serving as judges in Future Business Leaders of America district and state competitions, helping high school students develop interviewing, public speaking and decision-making skills. Volunteers also conduct workshops for FBLA students on business-related subjects such as interviewing and financial management.

  • Providing Job Shadowing opportunities for high school students. In conjunction with Junior Achievement of the Hudson Valley, volunteers organize Job Shadow Days at their place of business, giving students a greater understanding of real-life day-to-day responsibilities of business leaders.

  • Serving as Junior Achievement Classroom Volunteers in local elementary schools. Utilizing materials and training provided by Junior Achievement, volunteers bring hands-on business knowledge to young students.

  • Participating in various Career Days in the community, sharing Human Resources career opportunities as well as skills for success in any career.

  • Participating in Big Brother/Big Sister’s School-Based Mentoring Program. Volunteers share one lunch-hour a week with an elementary or middle school student.