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InVEST Program Continues Success in 2014

101 new programs help educate students about insurance careers.

The InVEST program, the Big “I” non-profit program dedicated to improving insurance literacy and attracting new talent to the industry, continues to make big strides in 2014. The high school and college program has already grown by 12%this year, with 101 new programs implemented across the nation.
 
What does that mean for you? A broader approach at dealing with agency perpetuation and guaranteeing top talent is hired in independent insurance agencies. InVEST has big goals for the next three years, having just developed a new three year strategic plan. Branding, measurement of success and engagement of volunteers are the top priorities for the new plan which will begin implementation in September. This will ensure our brand is recognized as the premier solution for industry perpetuation among agents and schools. We will have stronger metrics to tout our success and will make certain agents and carrier representatives understand the importance of volunteering in the classroom, and reap the benefits of working one on one with their potential next top employee.
 
In addition, InVEST is just recouping after our biggest fundraiser to date. In April during the Big “I” Legislative Conference, the National Young Agent Committee hosted a fundraiser; YAC Gives Back, for the fifth year in a row with all proceeds benefiting the InVEST Scholarship Fund. The event, which hosted the InVEST silent auction, earned more than $50,000 for the scholarship fund, bringing the total amount in the InVEST scholarship fund to a record breaking $110,000. This will help guarantee students who graduate from InVEST are provided the necessary assistance to enter an insurance career – whether it be through college education or taking their licensing exam. Thank you to all those who supported InVEST this year--and you can always make an InVEST donation online.
 
If your company would like to be involved with InVEST, contact Diane Mattis, executive director at 703-706-5400.