Inspire 7 Rivers

The Inspire 7 Rivers initiative aims to help students and job seekers achieve their career goals by facilitating career exploration with real professionals and employers. Inspire 7 Rivers also addresses the community’s workforce development needs by providing employers with a multitude of ways to interact and connect with their future workforce from a young age. It provides powerful tools for students, job seekers, businesses, and educators.


Participation by businesses – in all industries, with all types of jobs throughout the region – is critical to the success of Inspire 7 Rivers for both businesses and students!


“La Crosse Area Society for Human Resource Management (LASHRM) endorses two regional efforts in Workforce Innovation; the 7 Rivers Inspire project – an important school and business career development tool and  WISE(Workforce Innovation for a Strong Economy)- a regional 10 year workforce development plan .  We strongly believe that these efforts effectively pull together community based resources in a collaborative fashion to support the long range job and career needs of our local residents and families and provide for a dependable, productive future workforce for the businesses we represent. We encourage our members to participate actively in both programs.”



Get Involved By:

  • Businesses/Employers to set up company profiles on the platform. Once signed up, employers can use discussion boards to engage students and job seekers, offer activities such as job shadows and internships, and send targeted messages about new opportunities for those who might be most interested.


  • Career Coaches to answer questions from students in our community who want to learn about an industry or career.






Have questions? Want to learn more

Contact the Inspire 7 Rivers Project Coordinator Jeff Scheel at Jeff has over 30 years of human resources management experience in the public and private sector. He has also served as a consultant to management, bringing HR solutions to over 175 companies in the tri-state area.