A New Talent Pipeline For Companies

Building off our experience of helping emerging companies find talent, JumpStart has launched the Emerging Talent Network (ETN) to help aspiring 11th-grade students and emerging 12th-grade students connect with companies in search of qualified talent.

The Emerging Talent Network works with companies across Greater Cleveland to connect them with Cleveland Metropolitan School District (CMSD) students in specific work study tracks who are searching for summer internships and part-time and full-time employment opportunities.

The Emerging Talent Network is made possible by the KeyBank Business Boost & Build program, powered by JumpStart.

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About The Students

Student participants come from select CMSD High Schools. Several of these institutions focus on preparing and training students in a wide variety of career fields, including:

  • Healthcare
  • Business and Leadership
  • Public Safety
  • Hospitality and Culinary Arts
  • Pre Engineering and Biomedical Science
  • The Trades: Construction, Manufacturing and Automotive Technologies
  • Agriculture: Animal Science, Horticulture and Natural Resources

Benefits Of Participating

Access to pre-qualified young talent

CMSD works closely with JumpStart to ensure all student applicants are qualified and properly trained, reducing vetting concerns for companies.

No additional cost for interns

JumpStart provides participating companies with funds to fully cover the salaries of their summer interns.

Help establishing an internship program structure

JumpStart will work with each partner company to establish a new internship program if they don’t currently have one.

Internship Training

200+ Students

The ETN has provided internship training for more than CMSD students to date.

A New Opportunity For Scholars

Take your first step toward developing a network of resources and connections that can help you find a successful career and take control of your future.

Current scholars and past graduates from select CMSD High Schools are eligible to join the emerging talent network.

This innovative career development program will connect you with opportunities at Northeast Ohio companies in a variety of exciting fields and disciplines.


Please make sure to have the following items before beginning the registration: contact information for your parent, guardian, or family member, your GPA, and your resume (if you have one).