Sponsorships

Employers: How to Offer a Sponsorship

Students: How to Apply for Sponsorship

Sponsorships are agreements between employers and high school students to build a future workforce while helping students with the high cost of education.

Think of them like scholarships, but with a career attached!

Benefits of a Sponsorship

We often refer to sponsorships as win-win.

A student wins by reducing or eliminating debt and securing a job they love for after graduation. They can also have valuable work experiences with a company while in high school or post-secondary school (work-based learning). This will help both parties identify if the match is a good fit for a longer-term relationship.

Employers win by helping a future employee attain the exact skills and education needed for a career at their company. They are developing future workforce and lowering the chance of employee attrition. The overall return on investment (ROI) of a sponsorship is better than traditional hiring methods. This is true even with the cost of covering partial or full tuition. Savings can be anywhere from 15-30% over the course of an employee’s career with your company.

Sponsorships in Compass

Sponsorships are connected with Career Profiles in Compass, our online career development too. It’s easy for employers to indicate which careers include a sponsorship. It’s just as easy for students to search for careers that include this incredible opportunity.

Golden Path actively guides students throughout the sponsorship process by matching them with opportunities, connecting them with employers, and encouraging them along the way.

Employers: How to Offer a Sponsorship

Offering a sponsorship is an effective way to build your future workforce with talent already trained and educated in the skills needed for success at your company. By offering a partial or full scholarship to a college, university, or technical school, you can provide a high school student with a life-changing opportunity and grow your workforce

How to fund a sponsorship

Offering a sponsorship is an effective way to build your future workforce with talent already trained and educated in the skills needed for success at your company. By offering a partial or full scholarship to a college, university, or technical school, you can provide a high school student with a life-changing opportunity and grow your workforce.

Employers: How to Offer a Sponsorship

Here’s how to get started offering a sponsorship at your company:

1. Create a Compass account with at least one Career Profile.

(You can offer sponsorships for more than one!) You use this Career Profile to offer your sponsorship within Compass.

2. Decide if you want Golden Path to manage the process.

Golden Path can manage your sponsorship process for students. With our agreement process, we’ll stay in touch with your sponsored student during college and ensure they are well prepared for their first day of their career with you. Thanks to our established process and partnerships with most local colleges, you can be confident that your company and your sponsored student will get the support they need.

3. Determine the sponsorship details.

Golden Path can help you work out the specifics of your sponsorship. How much tuition coverage will you provide? Will it be in the form of a scholarship or loan reimbursement? Also, how many years will it cover?

4. Students follow a consent process in Compass.

This lets us know they are interested in a connection and/or a sponsorship. Students or their parents approve of sharing profile information with employers like you.

5. Golden Path then contacts these students.

We reach out and learn more about them, including their future plans and interest in a sponsorship. When we find a good match for you, we request their permission for an introduction.

6. Golden Path reaches out to you.

We send you a brief overview of the student, their skills, background, and future goals. From there, you can decide if you want to meet.

7. If Golden Path is managing the sponsorship:

We arrange a meeting and give both parties a chance to learn about each other. If it’s a good match, we facilitate the signing process with everyone involved. We help the student with their application and financial aid. We help you find programs that assist with the cost of tuition, such as ND Career Builders.

8. If Golden Path isn’t managing sponsorship:

You work directly with the student to complete the process. You stay in touch with the student throughout their post-secondary education. If desired, you offer the student additional work experiences along the way. Following graduation, you offer the student a job knowing they have the skills and training to succeed.

Contact us today at info@goldenpath.net about offering a sponsorship.

Students: How to Apply for a Sponsorship

Reduce Tuition Costs

A sponsorship establishes a relationship between you and a company that will help you find the right school for the program, certification, or degree needed for your future job. Employers are often very familiar with regional school offerings that best support their careers and can make clear recommendations for you, ensuring that you’re not wasting time or money at a school that won’t get you where you want to be.

Form a Relationship

A sponsorship also establishes a relationship between you and a company that will help you find the right school for the program, certification, or degree needed for your future job. Employers are often very familiar with regional school offerings that best support their careers and can make clear recommendations for you, ensuring that you’re not wasting time or money at a school that won’t get you where you want to be.

Learn about your career

Finally, sponsorships take the guesswork out of choosing a postsecondary program by matching you with a company and career before you start higher education. You’ll save time and money by learning more about the career in high school, seeing that career in action, meeting people working in the role, and perhaps even having a work-based learning experience like an internship or co-op. You won’t finish a program and then realize it’s not what you thought it would be.

Students how to Apply for a Sponsorship

Here’s how to get started offering a sponsorship at your company:

1. Create a Compass account with at least one Career Profile.

(You can offer sponsorships for more than one!) You use this Career Profile to offer your sponsorship within Compass.

2. Decide if you want Golden Path to manage the process.

We can handle the sponsorship process for you or you can do so on your own. Some companies already offer scholarships or tuition reimbursement opportunities. Others appreciate help getting one established or managing the process.

3. Determine the sponsorship details.

Golden Path can help you work out the specifics of your sponsorship. How much tuition coverage will you provide? Will it be in the form of a scholarship or loan reimbursement? Also, how many years will it cover?

4. Students follow a consent process in Compass.

This lets us know they are interested in a connection and/or a sponsorship. Students or their parents approve of sharing profile information with employers like you.

5. Golden Path then contacts these students.

We reach out and learn more about them, including their future plans and interest in a sponsorship. When we find a good match for you, we request their permission for an introduction.

6. Golden Path reaches out to you.

We send you a brief overview of the student, their skills, background, and future goals. From there, you can decide if you want to meet.

7. If we are managing the sponsorship:

We arrange a meeting and give both parties a chance to learn about each other. If it’s a good match, we facilitate the signing process with everyone involved. We help the student with their application and financial aid. We help you find programs that assist with the cost of tuition, such as ND Career Builders.

8. If we aren’t managing sponsorship:

You work directly with the student to complete the process. You stay in touch with the student throughout their post-secondary education. If desired, you offer the student additional work experiences along the way. Following graduation, you offer the student a job knowing they have the skills and training to succeed.

Contact us today at info@goldenpath.net about offering a sponsorship.

Employers: How to Offer a Sponsorship

Offering a sponsorship is an effective way to build your future workforce with talent already trained and educated in the skills needed for success at your company. By offering a partial or full scholarship to a college, university, or technical school, you can provide a high school student with a life-changing opportunity and grow your workforce.

How to fund a sponsorship

Offering a sponsorship is an effective way to build your future workforce with talent already trained and educated in the skills needed for success at your company. By offering a partial or full scholarship to a college, university, or technical school, you can provide a high school student with a life-changing opportunity and grow your workforce.

Students: How to Apply for a Sponsorship

A sponsorship establishes a relationship between you and a company that will help you find the right school for the program, certification, or degree needed for your future job. Employers are often very familiar with regional school offerings that best support their careers and can make clear recommendations for you, ensuring that you’re not wasting time or money at a school that won’t get you where you want to be.

Form a Relationship

A sponsorship also establishes a relationship between you and a company that will help you find the right school for the program, certification, or degree needed for your future job. Employers are often very familiar with regional school offerings that best support their careers and can make clear recommendations for you, ensuring that you’re not wasting time or money at a school that won’t get you where you want to be.

Learn about your career

Finally, sponsorships take the guesswork out of choosing a postsecondary program by matching you with a company and career before you start higher education. You’ll save time and money by learning more about the career in high school, seeing that career in action, meeting people working in the role, and perhaps even having a work-based learning experience like an internship or co-op. You won’t finish a program and then realize it’s not what you thought it would be.

Sponsorship FAQ

Employers: How to Offer a Sponsorship

Here’s how to get started offering a sponsorship at your company:

1. Create a Compass account with at least one Career Profile.

(You can offer sponsorships for more than one!) You use this Career Profile to offer your sponsorship within Compass.

2. Decide if you want Golden Path to manage the process.

Golden Path can manage your sponsorship process for students. With our agreement process, we’ll stay in touch with your sponsored student during college and ensure they are well prepared for their first day of their career with you. Thanks to our established process and partnerships with most local colleges, you can be confident that your company and your sponsored student will get the support they need.

3. Determine the sponsorship details.

Golden Path can help you work out the specifics of your sponsorship. How much tuition coverage will you provide? Will it be in the form of a scholarship or loan reimbursement? Also, how many years will it cover?

4. Students follow a consent process in Compass.

This lets us know they are interested in a connection and/or a sponsorship. Students or their parents approve of sharing profile information with employers like you.

5. Golden Path then contacts these students.

We reach out and learn more about them, including their future plans and interest in a sponsorship. When we find a good match for you, we request their permission for an introduction.

6. Golden Path reaches out to you.

We send you a brief overview of the student, their skills, background, and future goals. From there, you can decide if you want to meet.

7. If Golden Path is managing the sponsorship:

We arrange a meeting and give both parties a chance to learn about each other. If it’s a good match, we facilitate the signing process with everyone involved. We help the student with their application and financial aid. We help you find programs that assist with the cost of tuition, such as ND Career Builders.

8. If Golden Path isn’t managing sponsorship:

You work directly with the student to complete the process. You stay in touch with the student throughout their post-secondary education. If desired, you offer the student additional work experiences along the way. Following graduation, you offer the student a job knowing they have the skills and training to succeed.

Contact us today at info@goldenpath.net about offering a sponsorship.

Students how to Apply for a Sponsorship

Here’s how to get started offering a sponsorship at your company:

1. Create a Compass account with at least one Career Profile.

(You can offer sponsorships for more than one!) You use this Career Profile to offer your sponsorship within Compass.

2. Decide if you want Golden Path to manage the process.

We can handle the sponsorship process for you or you can do so on your own. Some companies already offer scholarships or tuition reimbursement opportunities. Others appreciate help getting one established or managing the process.

3. Determine the sponsorship details.

Golden Path can help you work out the specifics of your sponsorship. How much tuition coverage will you provide? Will it be in the form of a scholarship or loan reimbursement? Also, how many years will it cover?

4. Students follow a consent process in Compass.

This lets us know they are interested in a connection and/or a sponsorship. Students or their parents approve of sharing profile information with employers like you.

5. Golden Path then contacts these students.

We reach out and learn more about them, including their future plans and interest in a sponsorship. When we find a good match for you, we request their permission for an introduction.

6. Golden Path reaches out to you.

We send you a brief overview of the student, their skills, background, and future goals. From there, you can decide if you want to meet.

7. If we are managing the sponsorship:

We arrange a meeting and give both parties a chance to learn about each other. If it’s a good match, we facilitate the signing process with everyone involved. We help the student with their application and financial aid. We help you find programs that assist with the cost of tuition, such as ND Career Builders.

8. If we aren’t managing sponsorship:

You work directly with the student to complete the process. You stay in touch with the student throughout their post-secondary education. If desired, you offer the student additional work experiences along the way. Following graduation, you offer the student a job knowing they have the skills and training to succeed.

Contact us today at info@goldenpath.net about offering a sponsorship.