GM Expands Its Take 2 Employment Program to Marketers and Canadian Professionals
Designed largely with stay-at-home parents returning to professional life in mind, General Motors’ Take 2 career reentry program provides training and development opportunities for experienced professionals coming back to the workforce after taking a career break of two or more years.
Begun in early 2016, the Take 2 program has continued to expand over the past year. Today GM announced another expansion, this time northward, as the company is preparing to hire candidates for its fourth session.
Positions for the fall 2017 session will be available in Canada for the first time. There are also more openings in Southeast Michigan, Phoenix, Austin, and Atlanta.
GM is also seeking marketing professionals for the first time, in addition to engineering, IT, manufacturing, finance, and customer care experts.
The application period opens on May 1st, and the paid 12-week internship positions will begin in mid-September and run through early December.
The Take 2 program offers technical training, as well as extensive networking opportunities and professional development support. GM safety forensic engineer
Wendy Kwiecinski rejoined GM early last year during the first Take 2 cohort, after taking a nearly two-decade career break to homeschool her children. Kwiecinski said she wanted to reenter the workforce, but was worried that her skills were outdated.
“Through the support of the other participants who had also stepped away for a while, the Take 2 program helped me realize that the skills I acquired during my break, while different, are just as useful as those I would have developed had I remained in the workforce,” Kwiecinski said.
“Our goal is to offer full-time positions upon completion of the program,” said Adela Vinot, Take 2 program manager. “In order to do that, it’s our job to provide them with the tools and support to make them successful.”
If you are interested in applying for the Take 2 program, you can find more information and submit you application at careers.gm.com.
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