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Career Cruising for Communities

In my 30 plus years in the chamber profession, I have never seen a more dynamic and promising workforce development initiative.

Harvey A. Schmitt, President and CEO, Greater Raleigh Chamber of Commerce

Creating Connections

Achieving potential doesn’t happen in isolation and impacts far more than just individuals – it impacts entire communities. That’s why we’ve developed Inspire. Just as we help students connect the dots between their skills, interests, abilities, education, and future with Career Cruising for K-12, Inspire connects the dots between individuals, schools, employers, and communities as a whole.

Encouraging Collaboration

Inspire is a cloud-based platform that enables collaboration among all community partners in preparing youth to transition from school success. Inspire integrates seamlessly into Career Cruising for grades 6 to 12 and brings potential to life for entire communities.

Comprehensive Resource

Inspire connects education and industry with employer profiles, career coaches, work-based learning experiences, communication tools, local events, and social networking connections.

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How Inspire Works

Students & Career Planners

Students engage with employers profiles to see how their pathways connect with businesses and organizations in their community. Students can ask questions of real working people in their community, learn about apprenticeship opportunities and see upcoming employer-hosted events.


Employers can connect with students and share information about the work they do and skills they need. They can also target students with profiles that match their needs, all on a secure platform that protects students.

Community Mentors

Community members can serve as pre-screened mentors to offer real-time career advice and answer students’ questions about the real world of work.

Tracking for success

The Inspire platform includes powerful reporting tools to help measure overall impact on the community.

Reporting Tools

Regional reporting tools provide education and workforce administrators with a clear picture of the future workforce’s career aspirations.


Regions using Inspire experience significant results. In one community, 88% of the students were more excited about graduating from high school after using the program.

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