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Economic and public school professionals meet to discuss STEM opportunities

Economic and public school professionals meet to discuss STEM opportunities

METRO WEST DAILY NEWS – Marlborough Economic Development Corporation and Marlborough Public Schools have joined forces with local employers in the STEM fields to design a pipeline program that will provide relevant education and training to Marlborough students to support the city’s growth industries.

On Monday, Labor and Workforce Development Secretary Rosalin Acosta, Marlborough Mayor Arthur Vigeant, MEDC Executive Director Meredith Harris and MPS Superintendent Maureen Greulich met with a group of Marlborough-based employers to learn more about their current recruitment strategies, immediate and future talent needs and essential technical and soft skills that they look for in the incoming STEM workforce.

Together with representatives from GE Healthcare Life Sciences, Boston Scientific, Quest Diagnostics, Raytheon, Marlborough Hospital, The Davis Companies and Patriot Ambulance, officials brainstormed ways the school district can help to better and more systematically meet employers’ talent needs through a variety of programs, including internships, summer boot camps and technical skills development courses for entry-level positions.

The meeting, which took place at the GE Healthcare Life Sciences U.S. headquarters in Marlborough, was organized by the MPS STEM program, in collaboration with Partnerships for a Skilled Workforce and the Massachusetts Manufacturing Excellence Partnership. PSW Director of Youth Careers Kelly French, PSW STEM Career and MPS Massachusetts Approach to Partnership in Parenting Pathways Specialist Laura Bilazarian Purutyan and Marlborough High School’s incoming principal Dan Riley attended the event.

This article originally appeared here.

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