WILL YOU BE READY?
Technology has revolutionized the way people do their jobs. Instead of long careers with one or two employers, many workers are patching together a series of one-time jobs (gigs) to earn the annual income they need. Gigs can be single-day tasks, involve long- or short-term contracts, or be random freelance work.
Futurists tell us that permanent jobs will be the exception rather than the norm. Even individuals in permanent jobs may need to ‘job hop’ to achieve the title and salary they want in today’s flattened management structures.
To succeed, today’s students (YOU!) will need skills that will be very different from those their parents have. Today’s students will need to know how to market skills to potential employers on a regular basis. You will have to rise above the worldwide competition for available job opportunities.
In fact, what you may have to do is create your own jobs and become a ‘Rainmaker.’
In the world of work, Rainmakers are influential employees who make things happen with limited resources and often against overwhelming odds.
More than one in three Americans worked in the Gig Economy during the past year.
Workforce disruptions create challenges ‘the prepared’ will see as opportunities.
Colleges and employers alike value students who serve internships in high school.
In addition to hard and soft skills, workers will need search skills to remain employed.
Success in an academic or vocational field will continue to be a requirement for most employment.
WE MAKE RAINMAKERS!
High school students can begin their journey to Rainmaker status AND earn money in the Gig Economy by the end of high school and through college or trade school with our targeted training and mentoring.
The skills that make Rainmakers so effective can be learned in our Rainmakers Internship Preparation Program (RIPP), which prepares high school juniors and seniors for tomorrow’s workforce and for entry into the Gig Economy NOW, where they (YOU!) can achieve income/college/career goals.
We don’t wait until high school to tell students what they need to be successful in work — we aim to be a small but insistent voice for work readiness starting in eighth grade with The First Rung. We continue through the first two years of high school with our Stormy Wannabees Advantage Initiative.
We complete our work in junior and senior year with RIIP.
Ask your school administrators — or have your parents ask them — to introduce our program right away so you can learn how to make it rain!