Our mission is to improve insurance literacy in students and attract new talent to the industry. InVEST, a school-to-work insurance program, teams with high school and college educators to provide a useful insurance curriculum for students. With the help of InVEST liaisons (insurance professionals), students have the opportunity to participate in job shadow days, internships or even careers after graduating from InVEST.
InVEST provides all materials necessary to launch an InVEST program. The curriculum is specifically created to appeal to the millennial generation and includes lesson plans, textbooks, activities and more. The best part? It's totally free.
Founded in 1970 at Hollywood High School by the Independent Insurance Agents of Los Angeles, InVEST started out educating students in insurance to become better insurance consumers. Over the years, it has expanded to also teach insurance agency and company operations and encourage students to pursue careers in the industry.
Want to learn more? Check out our 2015 InVEST Annual Report
"Survey results from the Agency Universe Study* by Future One pointed to InVEST as a solution to save the future of the industry, with a majority of respondents stating the insurance industry should encourage high schools and community colleges to help students plan for insurance careers," says Bob Rusbuldt, president & CEO of the Independent Insurance Agents & Brokers of America.
*The Agency Universe study is a collaboration of the Independent Insurance Agents & Brokers of America and leading independent agency companies.