Bringing young talent to the workplace
SK Food Group (SKFG) is partnering with LeadersUp, a non-profit organization working with employers and community based organizations to create talent pipelines that connects young adults to career pathways and helps businesses meet entry to middle-skill hiring needs. SKFG is committed to working with inclusive groups like LeadersUp to open the doors of opportunity for youth who don’t always come with previous job experience or have had difficulty finding a job due to personal struggles. Participants in the program join the LeadersUp program which serves as a pipeline for plant associates. A young person may start out on the production line, but he or she may be quickly moved up to a Production Lead where that person can utilize their leadership qualities as a supervisor.
Ana Sanchez did just that. She is a young mother with two daughters who is currently a production supervisor in Columbus, Ohio. She states, “LeadersUp gave me the opportunity to find what I needed and what satisfied me…” she went on to add, “you never know if it’s going to be that one opportunity to change your life forever.” Hear from other young associates and see what our program is all about.