In its latest effort to boost the region’s economy, the Greater Des Moines Partnership is turning its attention to Iowa’s future workforce by partnering with Tallo, a digital platform and app that connects talent with opportunities.
Tapping into Tallo’s user pool, the Greater Des Moines Partnership hopes to raise awareness of career opportunities with Greater Des Moines (DSM) employers and career preparation opportunities at higher education institutions.
“DSM is experiencing momentum as a great place to live and work, and has a thriving business community,” said Mary Bontrager, Executive Vice President of Talent Development at the Greater Des Moines Partnership. “Tallo will help us continue to increase our talent pipeline so our employers can connect with students who are interested in the type of career path that their organization can offer.”
Through this new initiative, DSM employers will use Tallo to showcase their industry to talent, including what skills and experiences are required, and what opportunities are currently available – from internships and apprenticeships to part-time and full-time employment. Students can learn from a young age what career opportunities are available in companies in DSM.
Tallo will also conduct an industry-perception survey with students and Tallo users in Iowa. With these insights, DSM employers can better understand how to market their organization to attract top talent locally and nationally.
“All across the country, businesses are struggling to find qualified talent because tomorrow’s workforce doesn’t have a good understanding of their career options,” said Casey Welch, CEO and Co-founder of Tallo. “State by state, we’re working to change that, and we can’t wait to see how this partnership strengthens the Greater Des Moines area by uncovering and shifting students’ perceptions of the industries that call it home.”
Tallo (formerly STEM Premier) is the first online app that assists students in designing a career pathway, educators in recruiting top talent to their schools, and employers in developing a stable, continuous talent pipeline. Through a mobile digital portfolio, students (age 13+) and professionals showcase their skills and abilities, receive personalized career guidance, match with over $20 billion in scholarships, and get directly connected with post-secondary institutions and companies looking for the next generation of talent. For more information, visit www.tallo.com.
About the Greater Des Moines Partnership
The Greater Des Moines Partnership is the economic and community development organization that serves Greater Des Moines (DSM), Iowa. Together with 24 Affiliate Chambers of Commerce, more than 6,500 Regional Business Members and more than 365 Investors, The Partnership drives economic growth with one voice, one mission and as one region. Through innovation, strategic planning and global collaboration, The Partnership grows opportunity, helps create jobs and promotes DSM as the best place to build a business, a career and a future. Learn more at DSMpartnership.com.