Daily Archives: Thursday, September 24, 2015

New BPS Superintendent Pushes for Teen Employment Opportunities

BPS Superintendent Tommy Chang is hoping to partner with businesses to provide BPS students with more opportunities inside and outside of the classroom to prepare for their future careers.

Students in the BBA Summer Jobs Program (pictured above) get the opportunity to learn about the legal field and to gain on the job training in professional offices. BPS Superintendent Tommy Chang is hoping to partner with businesses to provide BPS students with more opportunities inside and outside of the classroom to prepare for their future careers.

The City of Boston’s new school superintendent Tommy Chang is rolling up his sleeves and getting down to business. If you caught this article in the Boston Globe, you know that Chang is committed to transforming the idea of the traditional classroom by creating more pathways into the workplace for students through business-involved curriculum. The goal is to  help prepare students for jobs crucial to our local economy such as health care, finance, and technology.

He is also looking to local companies will invest in their future workforce by offering more paid summer internship to high schoolers in the hopes that they will have the training and desire to become full-time employees after college.

As long-time supports of career development initiatives, the BBA looks forward to continuing to engage Boston law offices in this effort. This past summer, the Boston community employed 10,360 Boston teens through the Mayor’s Summer Jobs Program.  With the Superintendent and the Mayor pushing for more jobs for Boston teens, we are sure this number will continue to rise!

Does your office want to be part of the movement to prepare Boston public high school students for their future careers? Click here to learn how you get involved in the BBA Summer Jobs Program.