Cambridge Works Program Graduates Fifth Class
Cambridge Works recently celebrated the accomplishments of its very fifth class of participants during a special ceremony at Cambridge City Hall. The transitional jobs program serves residents age 18-35 who have been unable to get or keep jobs.
Coordinated through the Department of Human Service Program’s Office of Workforce Development, Cambridge Works provides participants a temporary job with the city, while also offering intensive case management, soft skills development and job search assistance to help them secure an unsubsidized job upon program completion. The city also partners with a couple of private sector partners, The Inn at Harvard and Spaulding Hospital to provide temporary jobs to program participants. In some cases, the jobs have led to permanent positions at the conclusion of the program.
During the ceremony, city officials thanked both its employer partners and the city worksite supervisors for their tremendous support in offering participants these unique learning and job experience opportunities.
“This is a great achievement and I hope it speaks well for your future,” said Richard C. Rossi, Deputy City Manager, as he addressed the nine graduates.
Statements from 2010 Graduates of Cambridge Works:
“I’d like to thank the city for the doors you’ve opened for me and for allowing me to succeed in this program,” said Jonathan Santos.
Richard Jean-Francois noted, “This is a great program that has made me aware that even small accomplishments are important to my long term goals.”