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Avenica CEO Scott Dettman featured in Fortune magazine

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Katie Drews

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Avenica CEO Scott Dettman was featured in Fortune Magazine’s Fortune 500 issue in an article covering the various challenges 2020 college grads are facing in an uncertain and unprecedented job market impacted by the coronavirus pandemic. Dettman also provided insight into how companies will have to change hiring practices and strategies in the future.

Read the full story HERE.

If you’re a student nearing graduation, a recent grad, or an early professional looking to take full advantage of your degree, check out our Avenica Pathways career development program for behavioral assessments, personalized coaching, and other valuable insights.

About Avenica

Avenica is an innovative education-to-work platform focused on bridging the skills gap to connect more people to better career opportunities. Through high-impact training and a comprehensive career discovery process, Avenica has helped thousands of people kickstart meaningful careers.

To learn more about partnering with Avenica for your workforce needs, visit our partners’ page.

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Job Searching During Pandemic – Avenica CEO Scott Dettman Shares Tips with Jeff Wagner, WCCO

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Job Searching During Pandemic – Avenica CEO Scott Dettman Shares Tips with Jeff Wagner, WCCO

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The COVID-19 pandemic has created new challenges for job seekers. How do you navigate this new norm? Our CEO, Scott Dettman, was featured on WCCO | CBS Minnesota and shared tips with Jeff Wagner about applying and interviewing for work in this difficult job market. Watch the full interview below:

About Avenica

Avenica is an innovative education-to-work platform focused on bridging the skills gap to connect more people to better career opportunities. Through high-impact training and a comprehensive career discovery process, Avenica has helped thousands of people kickstart meaningful careers.

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Avenica CEO Scott Dettman joins WCCO Mid-Morning Hosts Jason DeRusha and Heather Brown to provide job search tips for graduating college students entering a job market impacted by COVID-19. Watch the full segment on WCCOTV, Yahoo, or click below.

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Avenica CEO Scott Dettman Interview with Cory Hepola, WCCO

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Avenica CEO Scott Dettman Interview with Cory Hepola, WCCO

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Avenica CEO Scott Dettman joined WCCO host Cory Hepola to talk about how companies are approaching the hiring process amid COVID-19, in addition to providing tips for job seekers who are now navigating a virtual job market.

Listen to the full interview on the WCCO Radio website, or click below.

About Avenica

Avenica is an innovative education-to-work platform focused on bridging the skills gap to connect more people to better career opportunities. Through high-impact training and a comprehensive career discovery process, Avenica has helped thousands of people kickstart meaningful careers.

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Avenica to Provide Support Amid COVID-19

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Avenica to Provide Support Amid COVID-19

Katie Drews

Katie Drews

Chief Experience Officer

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Avenica is providing free access to its career development program, Avenica Pathways, specifically designed to support graduating college seniors affected by loss of access to school resources and who are entering into an unprecedented economic hiring climate, following the COVID-19 pandemic.

Avenica Pathways, which will be made available to eligible students at no charge beginning in early April, is intended to provide resources for graduating college seniors but to also support and supplement college/university Career Services offices that have been affected by the abrupt closure of schools and need to provide all remote services and access.

Students will have access to a robust offering which will include skills and career readiness assessments, one-on-one time with experienced career consultants, career exploration, and access to online learning and upskilling tools.

“College seniors approaching graduation are looking at a very different labor market than they were just a few weeks ago,” said Avenica CEO Scott Dettman.“ Beyond shrinking demand, graduates will also be unable to access on-campus resources like career services. Avenica can fill this void for students nationwide by leveraging our existing network of Talent Advisors and professionally-trained Coaches focused on providing career exploration, readiness coaching, last-mile training, and when possible, placement with one of our client partners.”

After years of hard work and determination, college seniors are set to graduate in an uncertain and unprecedented job market. The goal in this offering is to alleviate anxiety for both graduating seniors and Career Services offices and to provide continuity in the valuable career services and guidance. To date, Avenica has provided high-impact training, career coaching, and career placement to hundreds of thousands nationwide. Visit the Avenica Pathways page for more information and registration. Registration opens April 6th.

About Avenica

Avenica is an innovative education-to-work platform focused on bridging the skills gap to connect more people to better career opportunities. Through high-impact training and a comprehensive career discovery process, Avenica has helped thousands of people kickstart meaningful careers.

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Avenica COVID-19 Response

Updated: March 20, 2020

Message for our valued client partners (candidates see response below)

Thank you for your ongoing trust and partnership. At Avenica, we are set up and currently working remotely so you will experience little to no disruption in services or communications. As we have already seen and will undoubtedly continue to experience in the coming weeks, hiring and workplace practices are changing rapidly, but work still continues. We have already seen a spike in requests for talent but want to assure you that we’re still able to accommodate your needs so that you can continue to be as productive as possible during these uncertain times.

In addition, and consistent with CDC guidance, we have taken the following steps and are asking candidates to:

  • Notify us and their onsite direct supervisor and not come to the workplace if they are exhibiting signs, have been subject to potential exposure, have been diagnosed with COVID-19, or have any other reason to believe they were exposed to the virus.
  • Inform us of travel to CDC Level 3 and Level 2 countries and to not come into the workplace after such travel, before being cleared by the company.
  • Not come to the workplace if they have any flu symptoms or are otherwise ill.
  • Avenica candidates with symptoms of acute respiratory illness have been told to be 24 hours symptom-free without the aid of medication before returning to work.
  • Understand that they may be subject to up to 14 days of restriction from the workplace and may be required to supply a healthcare provider’s certificate to return to work.

We have also advised our current candidates on assignment to work with you to understand and comply with your company’s specific policies and procedures surrounding COVID-19. If you currently have an Avenica candidate on staff, we ask that you share your company’s specific COVID-19 protocol with that individual.

For in-person interviews and other candidate interactions, we’re happy to work with you and your teams to adhere to your internal policies and preferences around meetings and person-to-person contact and are able to provide video conferencing to enable continued progress for interviewing.

For any additional questions, contact your normal primary contact, or submit questions or concerns to Avenica’s Chief Experience Officer Katie Drews and we will respond to you as soon as possible.

Message for our valued candidates

As an important member of the Avenica community, your health and safety are of utmost importance. To take the necessary precautions to keep you and others in all our communities and workplaces safe, please follow the below guidelines.

Please work with your onsite direct supervisor to understand and comply with the company’s specific policies and procedures surrounding COVID-19.

  • Immediately notify your onsite direct supervisor and your primary Avenica point of contact and do not come to the workplace if you are exhibiting signs, have been subject to potential exposure, have been diagnosed with COVID-19, or have any other reason to believe you were exposed to the virus. You should also phone your healthcare provider right away.
  • Immediately notify your onsite direct supervisor and your primary Avenica point of contact of travel to CDC Level 3 or Level 2 countries and do not come into the workplace after such travel, before being cleared by the company.
  • You may be subject to up to 14 days of restriction from the workplace and may be required to supply a healthcare provider’s certificate to return to work.
  • If you are sick, stay home to avoid spreading germs. Please do not return to work until you are free of fever (100.4° F [37.8° C] or greater, using an oral thermometer), signs of a fever, and any other symptoms for at least 24 hours, without the use of fever-reducing or other symptom-altering medicines (e.g., cough suppressants).
  • Do not come to the workplace if you have any flu symptoms or are otherwise ill. If you have symptoms of acute respiratory illness, you must be 24 hours symptom-free without the aid of medication before returning to work.
  • If you have specific health concerns about working within a client facility, please notify your primary Avenica point of contact so we can work with you individually.

About Avenica

Avenica is an innovative education-to-work platform focused on bridging the skills gap to connect more people to better career opportunities. Through high-impact training and a comprehensive career discovery process, Avenica has helped thousands of people kickstart meaningful careers.

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Avenica CEO Scott Dettman Featured on Twin Cities Business Magazine

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Avenica CEO Scott Dettman Featured on Twin Cities Business Magazine

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Chief Experience Officer

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In a recent feature for Twin Cities Business Magazine Avenica CEO Scott Dettman talks about his journey to new CEO, his professional roots in data science, and his personal connection to the important work Avenica does to reduce the friction between job seekers and employers.

With a focus on growth and creating new opportunities to bridge the gap between education and careers, Dettman brings new energy and a passion for making a positive impact in the workforce and human capital arena.

About Avenica

Avenica is an innovative education-to-work platform focused on bridging the skills gap to connect more people to better career opportunities. Through high-impact training and a comprehensive career discovery process, Avenica has helped thousands of people kickstart meaningful careers.

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Avenica CEO Scott Dettman Shares Tips on How to Land Your First Job

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Your college years are one of the best times to learn about a wide variety of topics. But one thing we don’t learn in college is how to find your first job once you graduate. A recent survey showed that over half of recent graduates are either unemployed or underemployed. This is because college graduates often don’t possess the skills or tools to navigate this journey.

Watch Avenica CEO Scott Dettman join Business First AM’s Fritz Golman in the full segment below for tips on how college graduates can land their first full-time job.

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Avenica is an innovative education-to-work platform focused on bridging the skills gap to connect more people to better career opportunities. Through high-impact training and a comprehensive career discovery process, Avenica has helped thousands of people kickstart meaningful careers.

Avenica CEO Scott Dettman Interviewed

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Avenica CEO Scott Dettman Interviewed

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Chief Experience Officer

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Remote work is not only on the rise, it’s in high-demand for some job seekers. With technology and reliable Wi-fi, remote connectivity has never been easier. While more and more companies are making provisions for their employees to work remotely, there are plenty of pitfalls if not planned properly—some might even be surprising.

Avenica CEO Scott Dettman joined WCCO, CBS Minnesota’s Jason DeRusha and Heather Brown for a live segment on the changing trends of remote work and how as both an employer and employee to best tackle challenges to create positive working situations. Watch the full segment HERE.

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Avenica is an innovative education-to-work platform focused on bridging the skills gap to connect more people to better career opportunities. Through high-impact training and a comprehensive career discovery process, Avenica has helped thousands of people kickstart meaningful careers.

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Avenica Welcomes Scott Dettman as New CEO

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Avenica Welcomes Scott Dettman as New CEO

Katie Drews

Katie Drews

Chief Experience Officer

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Minneapolis, Minn., July 1, 2019—Avenica, a national leader in entry-level recruitment and career placement, has announced that Scott Dettman, has been named Chief Executive Officer (CEO) and appointed to the Board of Directors at Avenica.

Speaking on behalf of the Board of Directors, Aanand Radia, managing director, University Ventures said, “We are very excited for Scott to lead the company into its next stage of growth. He is a dynamic leader with an incredible energy for the mission of the company, and combined with his experience, has what it takes to make Avenica a national brand synonymous with entry-level career solutions for both employers and job seekers.”

“I’m honored to serve as the next CEO of Avenica as we continue to lead in the entry-level career space, and I look forward to building upon Avenica’s more than 20-year success within the industry,” said Dettman. “What impressed me the most is the amazing team of people truly committed to the mission of Avenica and the service and dedication they have to partnering with their already impressive client base. What Avenica does, it does really well, and I think there’s a tremendous opportunity ahead of us.”

Dettman comes to Avenica with a proven track record for driving growth through transformation and innovation in the human capital arena. Most recently, he served in progressive leadership roles with ManpowerGroup where he provided leadership over sales, client service, operations, supply chain, finance, HR, and technology.

Dettman received his BA, master’s degree, and PhD (ABD) from University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee and most recently completed an Executive Leadership program at Harvard Business School.

About Avenica

Avenica is an innovative education-to-work platform focused on bridging the skills gap to connect more people to better career opportunities. Through high-impact training and a comprehensive career discovery process, Avenica has helped thousands of people kickstart meaningful careers.

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kdrews@avenica.com
612-6339-5332 ext. 32

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