In December we celebrated 60 graduates from our Bridges to College Program. We also welcomed House Speaker Robert DeLeo, who congratulated these graduates and affirmed the work Bridges is doing both for adult education and the economy. The graduates will continue their studies at Bunker Hill Community College or Quincy College. Read more about the graduation in State House News.
At the ceremony, each graduate received a backpack stuffed with school supplies and congratulatory notes, which were assembled by over 40 volunteers at our second Family Philanthropy Day. Families came together to learn about the accomplishments of the Bridges graduates and then spent time creating cards, stuffing backpacks and enjoying a much deserved snack!
JVS CareerSolution is hosting a clinic for individuals looking to re-energize their careers. This clinic will include group sessions focused on career goals, networking and resume writing. In addition, attendees will leave with a professional head shot for LinkedIn.
Launched in 2014 with bank partners TD Bank and Rockland Trust, this free 7-week training will prepare participants for a career in banking.
Staff members from the partnering banks lead several workshops, including an intensive mock interview day. Santander Bank provided workshops for our last training cohort, of which all 8 participants were placed in jobs upon program completion.
Vincent is a Career Navigator withJVS CareerSolution. His specialty is assisting customers in need of training to reach their career goals. He offers career counseling and advice in four languages (Mandarin, Cantonese, Vietnamese, and English) making him an indispensable member of the CareerSolution team. Vincent was educated at the University of Saigon, the Northeastern Institute of Industrial Technology, where he secured a certificate of electronic technology, and is a certified medical interpreter and member of Massachusetts Medical Interpreter Association.