The Baton Rouge Area Chamber (BRAC) and Episcopal High School (EHS) today announced that they have agreed to a memorandum of understanding (MOU) that will facilitate the promotion of BRAC’s talent development program among EHS alumni. The agreement states that BRAC will partner with EHS at events to promote the region and employment activities within it. In turn, BRAC will work to identify career opportunities for out-of-region EHS graduates and provide the resumes of alumni members interested in returning to the Baton Rouge area to companies with open positions. The MOU’s goal is to grow the number of resumes included in BRAC’s talent database.
“We are pleased to join BRAC in this endeavor. This program arrived on our doorstep as we re-commit to better serve our EHS alumni community. My hope is that this program will bring home a ‘passel’ of folks who can join us in accelerating the Baton Rouge area’s natural emergence as a great and advancing city in the South and in the U.S.,” said Hugh McIntosh, Episcopal High School’s head of school.
“The agreement with Episcopal is a huge step for the talent development program,” said Adam Knapp, President and CEO of BRAC. “By partnering with the high schools in the area, we are able to reach prior residents with strong ties to the Baton Rouge area. We commend Episcopal for being the first of many high schools in the area to work with us in this initiative.”
BRAC is currently building a diverse talent database that can be accessed when regional companies are searching for candidates for hard-to-fill positions. Those interested in being a part of the database can find more information on the “call for resumes” and confidentially submit a resume at www.brac.org/resumes.
The talent development program is a core program of BRAC’s five-year strategic plan, The Creative Capital Agenda. The multi-faceted program is designed to address a major concern identified by BRAC’s economic development prospects and investors and is dedicated to retaining and attracting talented professionals to the Baton Rouge area. Over the next few years, BRAC will be implementing a number of strategies aimed at increasing the region’s talent level with initiatives focused on college graduate retention, candidate attraction, and newly relocated employee assimilation.
About Episcopal High School
As a ministry of the Episcopal Diocese of Louisiana, Episcopal High School of Baton Rouge nurtures and develops the whole child – spiritually, intellectually, morally, physically, and artistically – through challenging academic and co-curricular programs which prepare graduates for college and for purposeful lives. Episcopal High School is an independent school which serves pre-kindergarten through twelfth grade.
About the Baton Rouge Area Chamber
The Baton Rouge Area Chamber (BRAC) leads economic development in the Baton Rouge metropolitan area, the Creative Capital of the South. Serving as the voice of the business community, BRAC’s investors includes more than 1,200 organizations whose employees represent over a third of the workforce.