Work Site Hosting Information for Businesses
Middle College offered a work experience component to help participating students expand their industry education into the world of work. A Middle College work experience offered a mutually beneficial relationship for both employers and students. It allowed students to build professional experience in their field of interest, test tentative career choices, receive mentoring and make their academic studies more relevant. In kind, a work experience gave host companies access to motivated students and the opportunity to boost production and customer service, ease work loads during busy seasons and free up permanent staff for other projects.
Several benefits were available to companies that participated as a Middle College work experience host. Specifically, each student's wages and payroll taxes were covered in full by the Workforce Development Board of South Central Wisconsin (WDBSCW) - who served as the employer of record. The WDBSCW also handled the financial management (payroll, worker's compensation, FICA and UI payments) for the student's work experience with the participating company. In addition, the recruitment and pre-screening of qualified student candidates were also coordinated in advance by the WDBSCW.