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


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.