Aventine Hill Participates in Student Career Development Program
Last month, Aventine Hill Partners’ Dan Spaeth, Practice Director, Business and Technology (second from right above), participated in the SA Works Job Shadow Program. The third annual Job Shadow Day matched nearly 4,000 San Antonio students with 130 local employers for a half-day of onsite experience-based learning.
This community-wide event provides students insight into different industries, career paths and skills that employers value. As a local company, Aventine Hill Partners has the opportunity to nurture the future workforce, encouraging a stronger emphasis on the professional skills and knowledge they seek in a skilled labor force.
During the workshop, Spaeth along with other AHP employees, provided valuable tips on resume writing by critiquing a resume, exploring BI tools and discussing hot skill and technology areas along with lessons learned in the business world.
The highlight of the day was learning about process modeling. Splitting into teams, each group detailed the steps for making a peanut butter and jelly sandwich. The students then practiced their presentation skills when they took turns explaining their model to the other teams.
“The students have big aspirations explained Spaeth, ‘registered nurses, owning their own businesses, information technology, marketing, teaching, and military careers.’ I’m looking forward to Aventine Hill Partners’ continued involvement in this program.”
SA Works is organized under the San Antonio Economic Development Foundation to further align the community’s economic and workforce development strategy. SA Works has worked to activate and align key partners across industries, school districts and community-based organizations. Job Shadow Day exists as an extension of the SA Works mission to address San Antonio’s labor skills gap and offer educators and students experiential learning opportunities.