InVEST, an education program to strengthen the insurance industry by attracting a large pool of qualified insurance recruits, hosted 60 high school students at a “job shadow” event held during the recent Independent Insurance Agents & Brokers of America’s Las Vegas InfoXchange.
InVEST also raised $38,000 at a silent auction held during the event – proceeds that will fund InVEST’s Annual Scholarship Program.
Sixty students from Desert Pines High School in Las Vegas spent the day with mentors from insurance companies, independent agencies, the national InVEST Teacher Task Force, and the InVEST Board of Directors at the InfoXchange opening general session, followed by lunch and a tour of the exhibit hall. During the job shadow event, mentors networked with students and discussed how they got involved in the insurance industry and shared advice on achieving career goals within the industry.
All proceeds from the auction fund InVEST’s Annual Scholarship Program, which helps students pursue higher education with an emphasis on insurance.
More than 155 items were donated by InVEST sponsors, independent agents and brokers, insurance carriers, and IIABA and state affiliates.
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