HPS ‘Connecting Activities’ grant supports college and career readiness

Photo courtesy of Joshua Ross Photography

October 25, 2022 By Carol Britton Meyer

Hingham Public Schools is partnering with The City of Quincy/South Shore MassHire South Shore Workforce Board through a $7,000 Department of Elementary & Secondary Education grant to implement a "Connecting Activities" initiative during the current school year.

The purpose of this partnership is to offer career development education activities, including awareness, exploration, and immersion, that support college and career readiness for HPS students.

The following activities have been identified as goals:

  • job fair for students
  • career exploration event for grades 9-12, with speakers providing an overview of their professions -- including pathways and the necessary education/training
  • 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; and the importance of attendance/punctuality, motivation/initiative/ and good communication.

"Connecting Activities" funds may be used for employer outreach and student work readiness and career development.

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