Have you ever wanted to run your own business, but don’t find the whole “tech” scene to be your thing?
Are you interested in salt-of-the-earth business work? Building a company that makes America run?
Do you want to run your own business someday, but don’t have the training and capital to launch something right now?
If so, we have an exciting opportunity for you.
We’re proud to add Consolidated Electrical Distributors to our business partner network, seeking Praxis participants to start in early 2016! This brings the best of the Praxis experience together with a world-class management training experience at the business partner for a young person interested in running their own small business.
Location: Grand Rapids, MI
Role: The Praxis participant selected for this position will have the opportunity to work with one of the country’s largest, but also one of the most independent, businesses. The participant will work in a variety of roles and see what it takes to build a successful wholesaler. CED’s model operates with over 500 independent locations that distribute electrical equipment across the United States. This opportunity is specifically focused in the Grand Rapids, Michigan area.
Requirements: This role is largely sales-based and focuses on a strong set of soft skills and a mix of basic business mathematics.
The ideal candidate should possess the following traits:
- Strong verbal communication
- Cool-headed/Emotionally stable
- Strong organizational skills
- Open to change
- Warm, helpful personality
Successful candidates will be given the opportunity to join CED’s management program, giving them the chance to run their own business without much of the liability.
As always, selected Praxis participants embody the entrepreneurial mindset — ambitious young people with the desire to learn quickly, create value, and get stuff done! Apply now.
This position will be filled quickly. [ninja_forms id=16]
PRAXIS EDUCATION EXPERIENCE
The Praxis Education Experience is built around outcomes, not just activities. Participants create tangible results through projects and tailored learning plans. The program delves into everything from digital skills and professional proficiencies to core concepts in philosophy, history, economics, technology, and business. While the business experience takes place onsite, the education component is done remotely through an online portal and interactive communication.
The participant is in control of this experience. With the assistance and coaching of Praxis advisors, participants create a professional development course to accelerate their growth. Between access to a world-class curriculum library, connections with entrepreneurs and intellectuals, and all the resources of the Praxis network, the education experience can’t be beat by sitting in a classroom. Learn more about the Praxis Education Experience.
A Look At Your Praxis Advisors:
Meet T.K – T.K. Coleman is an entrepreneur, writer, public speaker, philosopher, and the Education Director at Praxis. Participants will work with T.K. throughout the program to complete personal development plants, grow professionally, and become more valuable, more marketable individuals.
Meet Cameron – Cameron Sorsby is a Praxis graduate and a Participant Advisor at Praxis. Participants connect with Cameron weekly to meet with entrepreneurs all around the country, develop plans to achieve their program goals, and learn hard and soft skills.
Praxis classes start every month now, and we’d love to have you on board. Participants from our most recent graduating class were hired by business partners, went on to start their own businesses, and created portfolios of valuable skills and experiences that will stay with them their entire lives.
Positions featured on the Praxis blog are not the only ones currently open and available. If you don’t see a position that interests you but are interested in the program, apply anyway. Our growing business partner network has an opportunity for you.