By Carol Britton Meyer
In partnership with The City of Quincy/South Shore MassHire and, the South Shore Workforce Board, Hingham Public Schools plans to implement a "Connecting Activities" initiative during the current school year thanks to a $7,000 Department of Elementary & Secondary Education grant.
This partnership will offer career development education activities that support college and career readiness for HPS students, including awareness, exploration, and immersion.
A number of different activities have been identified as goals, including a job fair for students; a career exploration event for grades 9-12 -- with speakers providing an overview of their professions, including pathways and the necessary education or training; a Hingham Community Service Day to connect students with local businesses through service opportunities; job readiness skills workshops focusing on problem-solving and interview skills; resume building; learning the importance of attendance and punctuality, motivation and initiative; and good communication.
"Connecting Activities" funds may be used for employer outreach and student work readiness and career development.