MENTOR, INTERN &

DIVERSITY PROGRAMS

w2n has managed internship programs for Wall Street service firms and manages intern programs for Federal agencies. We have conducted EEO investigations for commercial and Federal customers and have provided legal counsel on matters involving EEO case law, precedents in discrimination law, employment/labor law, sexual harassment, and conflict of interest issues.

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"Forest City Washington (FCW) awarded a contract to wire2netllc to establish and administer a pilot Mentor Protégé Program among targeted industry sectors on components of a development project located adjacent to the historic Washington, DC Navy Yard, named The Yards. Throughout wire2netllc’s contract term, all of their professional services have been outstanding. Their depth of knowledge, adherence to timeframes, flexibility, compassion and commitment to excellence have been superior. wire2netllc displayed great leadership, a willingness to work diligently with disparate groups to enhance their capabilities. Further, since wire2netllc team members are experts in developing and administering Mentor Protégé Programs, they worked independently and did not burden our staff administratively."

Ramsey D. Meiser, Senior Vice President, Development, Forest City Washington

 

MENTOR PROTEGE PROGRAMS

Private industry and public sector organizations implement Mentor Protégé programs to increase the number of small disadvantaged businesses capable of bidding successfully on large contracts. Mentor Protégé programs seek to improve a Protégé’s management and organizational skills by teaching them new strategic tools to speed the growth of their business.

In addition to conducting organizational assessments, w2n assists Fortune 100 companies and federal agencies in implementing Mentor Protégé programs. Our areas of expertise include:

  • Coordinating technical and business assistance to small disadvantaged businesses

  • Enhancing the ability of these businesses to perform as subcontractors on federal and commercial projects

  • Enabling businesses to serve as prime contractors and widen their reach into the industrial economy

w2n has proven success in working with mentor companies to enhance the ability of their Protégé companies to compete for contracts and expand their efforts to identify and respond to their developmental needs. We develop and guide a mentor Protégé relationship by:

  • Upgrading accounting systems that allow the Protégé to undertake larger projects

  • Offering training in skill sets to broaden a Protégé’s niche in the marketplace

  • Redesigning benefits packages and improving human relations management

  • Serving as Program Manager for the Mentor Protégé Program on behalf of the Mentor and the Protégé

Gateway To Leadership Internship Program

Internship programs shape the future workforce, anticipate capability requirements and provide the foundation needed to maintain competitive and technological advantages. Government agencies and private industry alike strive for excellence in their industry and for preeminence in their service or product delivery.
An intern allows employers to observe the student’s skills they have, the training they need, the perspectives they offer and the potential contributions they could make, while the student gains valuable experience, an inside look at the industry, and enhanced career opportunities.

 

w2n can assist federal agencies and the private sector in creating and managing internship programs. Our areas of expertise include:

 

Our recruitment efforts concentrate on identifying high-achieving students who focus on pursuing challenging careers and hold leadership positions at their school. We enhance these efforts through partnerships established with several institutions of higher learning.

PRE-VETTING

The w2n staff conducts thorough and diligent reviews of prospective student interns. These reviews, completed under the cooperation and concurrence of the students’ high school counselor, dean and or tenured faculty personnel assure that student interns have the academic, personal, and professional credentials to succeed at their internship.

INTERVIEWS

w2n works with internship program managers and human resources departments to understand internship job requirements. We conduct interviews both in-person and via Skype technology. After interviewing interns, we make appropriate referrals based on workplace needs and student expertise and interests.

PLACEMENT

w2n works with internship program managers and human resources departments to understand internship job requirements. We conduct interviews both in-person and via Skype technology. After interviewing interns, we make appropriate referrals based on workplace needs and student expertise and interests.

INTERNSHIP PROGRAMS

RECRUITMENT

 
 

DIVERSITY INITIATIVES

w2n embraces the principles applicable to the White House Executive Orders on:

  • Historically Black Colleges and Universities

  • Educational Excellence for Hispanic Americans

  • Tribal Colleges and Universities

  • Asian Americans and Pacific Islanders

 

w2n has the capability to recruit students from these institutions and ethnic groups to participate in federally sponsored programs. For these ethnic groups, we seek to improve these group’s efforts that will prepare them for college, a career and a lifetime of learning.

 

Veterans Business Summit

In recognition of our nation’s men and women who serve our country, along with the Tiger Woods Foundation, to show its appreciation to the United States’ war fighters, w2n created and convenes an annual Veterans Business Summit.

 

Held during the annual Quickens Loans National Golf Tournament, the Summit facilitates and encourages major prime contractors and public sector leaders to maximize the use of SDVOSBs as contractors and to hire our nation’s veterans. Senior members of the military, Senior Executive Service (SES) members of the federal government, as well as Senior Executives of major prime contractors and financial sector executives are also participants.