Inspire Madison Region (currently available in Columbia, Dane, Dodge, Green, Iowa, Jefferson and Sauk Counties) helps educators and their students easily find local employers and career coaches willing to connect with them to help build our future workforce. Educators and students in participating schools can access Inspire through an additional tab in Career Cruising.
To access Inspire Madison Region, first log in to your Career Cruising Administrator account: http://careercruising.com/school
If you don’t have a Career Cruising account, talk with your school administrators to get one set up. Once logged in, proceed to the Inspire Madison Region features located at the left side navigation on your account.
- Search for Companies: Allows you to search for companies in your area by keyword, index, cluster, industry. You can then further filter your search by city. Viewing a company’s profile will display details about the company, a list of careers offered by the company and a list of Experiential Learning Activities (ELA) provided by the company with a mechanism to request an ELA as an educator or on behalf of a student. Please reference the Experiential Learning Continuum for a full list of the types of ELAs available.
- Search for Experiential Learning Activities: Allows you to search for ELAs available in your area by industry and ELA type such as job shadow, guest speaker or youth apprenticeship. Then you can sort further by proximity, city, or ELA type. From there, you can submit a request to the ELA provider for yourself or on behalf of a student, setting requested times and dates and adding details about what you or the student would like to accomplish. Follow this guide for more information on the ELA request process.
- Manage ELA Requests: Allows you view and manage ELA requests made by you or the students at your school, if you are assigned as an advisor or experiential learning coordinator. Follow this guide for more information on the ELA request process.
- Inspire Madison Region Messages: Allows you to view the system-generated messages when your ELA request status changes, and to view messages sent to you from employers on career-related topics or from Inspire administrators.
In order to see the student-facing side of Inspire/Career Cruising, click on”Enter Career Cruising” on the bottom of the left navigation.