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Business Partner Email Messages: Information from the Field

Inspire offers employers a number of powerful tools to connect with you and your students. One of those tools is targeted messaging. Targeted messaging allows employers to send career-related messages to distinct groups of students and/or educators by selecting a number of filters to narrow down the recipient list. That way, employers  reach only those individuals that they want to communicate with about subjects relevant to their company. Since organizations like Madison College and Trade Unions have profiles as well, they may also send messages to educators and students. Employers and organizations with profiles never see any student or educator data other than the aggregate number of individuals that their messages will reach.

The more detailed your students' portfolios are, including email address, career clusters, careers and companies they've saved, the more targeted the employers' messages can be.

As an educator, you may also receive emails from Career Cruising notifying you of a new business partner message that's viewable from your Career Cruising CAMS account. Business partner messages may be about about opportunities, events and other academic and/or career related messages that our business partners want to share. 

An example of a notification email is below. Emails will come from 

Dear _______,

You have received a new message from Name of Business. To view the message, please log into your Career Advisor Management System account.

Career Cruising Support Team

There's not much information in the notification email, so to see the business partner message, you need to log-in to your Career Cruising CAMS account.  If you get an email from this address, please take a look but don't feel like there's any action you need to take, unless you want to view the message. The messages from business partners are only meant to provide information that could be beneficial to you and your students.   
Career Coach Message Board Highlight: Biological Tech

Student Question:

What kind of fieldwork do you do?

Career Coach Answer:

I conduct Polymerase Chain Reaction ( PCR) on the two cell types that exist in the ovarian follicle. I am looking for the presence of Anti-Mullerian Hormone (AMH) (a protein) in the biggest or most dominant follicle within the ovary. I use human and monkey material. I am studying what this protein does in Polycystic Ovary Syndrome- a condition that is the leading cause of type II diabetes in young women.

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Inspire Status Update

The Inspire team along with help from its partners in education and business continues to make great progress growing the initiative. Take a look at our latest data.
Counties served: Columbia, Dane, Dodge, Green, Iowa, Jefferson, Sauk (Crawford, Grant, Lafayette, Richland counties are in the process of adding schools and employers)
Inspire Feature
Current as of 04.20.17
# of Employer Profiles
# of Online Career Coaches
# of Careers with At Least One Coach
# of Careers Profiled in Career Cruising
# of Experiential Learning Activities Offered by Participating Employers

In the month of March Our Top Performing Schools and Other Activity Levels:

System-wide Data as of March 31st, 2017

Users with Access to Inspire
Current Total as of 04.20.17
School Districts and other Outlets with Access
50 active
Students with Access
47,164 (up from approximately 39,075 in February 2017)
Student Portfolios with a Saved Career 21,579 (up from 17,837 in February 2017)
Educators with Access 3,264 (up from 2,707 in February 2017)

Currently active school districts/access sites:

Columbia County:

Cambria-Friesland School District
Columbus School District
Fall River School District
Lodi School District
Pardeeville School District 
Portage School District
Poynette School District 
Rio School District 

Dane County:
Dane County Consortium (Youth Apprenticeship Programs)
Dane County Job Center
Deerfield School District
DeForest School District 
Madison Metropolitan School District
Madison College
Marshall School District
McFarland School District
Middleton School District
Mt. Horeb School District
Oregon School District
Sun Prairie School District
Verona School District 
Waunakee School District 
Wisconsin Destinations Career Academy

Dodge County
Beaver Dam Unified School District
Dodgeland School District 
Horicon School District
Mayville School District
Lomira School District
Moraine Park Technical College
Waupun School District 

Green County
Albany School District
Brodhead School District
Blackhawk Technical College 
Juda School District

Monroe School District
Monticello School District
New Glarus School District

Iowa County
Barneveld School District
Highland School District

Jefferson County
Cambridge School District
Jefferson County School to Work Consortium (Youth Apprenticeship)
Jefferson School District
Job Center of Jefferson County
Palmyra-Eagle School District
Waterloo School District 
Watertown School District 

Sauk County
Baraboo School District
Reedsburg School District
River Valley High School
Sauk Prairie School District 
Excellent Career Resource for the Classroom
Inspire Madison Region is partnering with Students and Leaders Network (SLN), a 501(c)3 nonprofit organization to provide more access to excellent career-related resources through. SLN is dedicated to providing career information for students, educators, parents and the public. This is a completely free opportunity to expose students to real world professionals who talk about the risks, rewards and requirements of their career interests.

In 2015/16, 48,245 students participated in SLN programs. Since inception, over 148,000 have participated. 89% of school districts in Wisconsin have utilized SLN to assist students in expanding their horizons when deciding a career step.

Educators utilize SLN by signing up to view Live Presentations and/or Streaming an archived career presentation (over 245) from their website. Students also have free on demand access to archived presentations. For more information, please contact:

Mentoring Positives
Mentoring Positives is an 501 C 3 Nonprofit that is partnering with  Inspire Madison Region  to reach more students.

Mentoring Positives is committed to building strong, trusting relationships, positives attitudes, and life skills in youth through mentoring and social entrepreneurship.
Through their Mentoring Positive Leader Academy, they are building youth leaders to become change agents in the community and world they live in.  
Mentoring Positives offers a suite of mentoring groups that youth can get involved in.  For more information please contact them through their website

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Adrian Crabb | Inspire Madison Region | 608-345-8378 |