EMPLOYER ENGAGEMENT SESSIONS
In an effort to promote career exploration and to more closely align the local workforce with employer needs, Project RECONNECT utilized its employer partnerships to launch Employer Engagement Sessions.These sessions provide disadvantaged youth and young adults with on site tours of local employers and informational meetings that address workforce opportunities specific to the host organization.
Employer Engagement Sessions are made available to all RECONNECT clients as well as any vulnerable young persons accessing services in the RECONNECT Network which includes but is not limited to, the Adult Learning Center, Berkshire Works, Berkshire Community College’s Project Link and the Pittsfield Public School’s alternative programming. Project RECONNECT continuously expands its employer network to best serve the needs of the Berkshire community. Previous employer partners have included Crown Plaza, Goodwill Industries, Lenco Armored Vehicles, Interprint, Massachusetts College of Liberal Arts, Kripalu Center for Yoga and Health and Barrington Stage Co.
BERKSHIRE JOBS 4 YOUTH
In partnership with the Berkshire County Regional Employment Board and Berkshire Works Career Center, RECONNECT provides work readiness workshops, workplace readiness certification, and follow-up services for youth enrolled in the program.