Hytchin’ on to Megan Barry’s – Opportunity NOW

This past Thursday, Hytch partners attended the Nashville Technology Council's 8th Annual Award Show where Mayor Megan Barry spoke as the keynote speaker. Per usual, our Mayor gave an engaging and inspiring speech, acknowledging all of the amazing accomplishments our businesses are achieving every day.

As she was closing, she brought to our attention her campaign Opportunity NOW and how necessary it is that as business leaders of Nashville, we join in this endeavor. The private sector will be tasked with providing 7,500 of the 10,000 job goal. This initiative, which will be overseen together by the mayor’s office and Nashville Career Advance Center, is targeting young people between the ages of 14 and 24.

Hytch recognizes and values the need to provide opportunities for Nashville's young students eager to gain work experience. As Mayor Barry leads this campaign throughout the region Hytch is proud to announce that we have been pushing this initiative on our own by adding 12 full-time interns to our team over the past eight months!

We have been so delighted to have students from across middle Tennessee learn and grow under our watchful eye. The partnerships formed with universities across Middle Tennessee have yielded intern representation from Vanderbilt University, Belmont University, Lipscomb University and MTSU.

Our intern supervisor, Christian Bruckman, had this to say, "After working closely with these students, my confidence in our future generations has been strengthened. The level of professionalism, as well as the quality of work these young professionals delivered, was top notch and it has been an honor to work with them."

Although our 12 intern positions are a very small portion of the 10,000 job goal, we pride ourselves on the quality and uniqueness our internship program provides for students. As we look to the future, we are committed to continuing our addition to empowering our youth through opportunities that will allow them to be future leaders throughout Nashville and Middle Tennessee.

Find out how you or your business could be involved and click here for more information about Opportunity NOW.