Time: 4:00-5:00pm, immediately followed by optional virtual happy hour from 5:00-5:30pm
Cost: This event is free-of-charge, but registration is required
Within NESEA’s territory, there is a small army of talented youth from under-served communities who would flourish in the sorts of careers that businesses in our community can offer. At the same time, there are scores of businesses hoping to recruit new and diverse employees to fill the labor shortage gap. This community event will be a first big step towards bringing those groups together.
Designed for companies who want to contribute to this vision, this free workshop will feature representatives from some of the Boston area’s premier organizations for connecting youth of color and employers in the architecture, engineering, and construction community. Attendees will also meet business owners who have several years of trial and error attempting to make those same connections and who understand the importance of work-based learning opportunities and career exposure as a strategy to attract new entrants into the industry. This event will include just enough presentation and case studies to inspire strong audience engagement and discussion, and participants will leave with a clear idea of what they need to do next.
Presenters will address the barriers that have limited the connections between companies eager to identify and hire new candidates and the underserved pool of talent that has been hiding in plain sight. The moderators plan to take full advantage of the brainpower, passion, and resolve in the room to provide the basic tools to start to create new, lasting connections between the supply and demand sides of the workforce equation.
- Daryl Wright, Emerald Cities Collaborative
- Paul Eldrenkamp, Byggmeister Inc.
- Nicole Richer, The Compliance Mentoring Group
- Greg Mumford, YouthBuild Boston
- Kevin McCaskill, Madison Park Vocational Technical High School