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About Young Adult Employment Initiative (YAEI)

YAEI focuses on:

 

Strategic development and implementation of services that help prepare young adults for current jobs.

 

Ensuring that the most vulnerable youth have access to and are connected with services that address their particular barriers to success

 

In order to contribute to the pipeline of skilled workers in our knowledge economy and prepare young adults for 21st Century jobs, young people need:

 

  • Educational opportunities that provide adequate exposure to the types of knowledge needed to succeed in the current economy
  • Technical and social skills necessary to maneuver successfully in today's workplace
  • A social and professional network that provides opportunities to gain exposure to and experience in a variety of work environments prior to deciding on a career
  • Support services to help those facing specific barriers address and overcome those obstacles.

 

Young Adult Initiative Board (YAIB)

 

Robert Bower
Co-chair, Political Director       

Massachusetts AFL/CIO


Erin Travassos
Co-chair, Staffing Manager
NStar Electric and Gas

 

Dorothy Ahlman

Human Resources Generalist
Marlborough Hospital

 

Russell Ashton
NAACP

 

Sue Baldauf

Director
Bedford Youth and Family Services

 

Minnie Cargill

Zone Recruiter
TJX

 

Shari Crim

Branch Manager
Grainger

 

Chris Duane

VP of Operations
Boys and Girls Club of Metro West

 

Rosemary Garneau

Family Self Sufficiency Manager

Framingham Housing Authority

 

Cathy Glover

Grants Management Director
MetroWest Community Healthcare Foundation

 

Steve Joyce

Political Director

New England Council of Carpenters

 

Cathy Mogavero
Marlborough Regional Chamber of Commerce

 

Yolanda Ortiz

Director of Tempo

 

Beth Toolan

Executive Director
Waltham Partnership for Youth

 

Jane Willshire

Recruitment Account Manager
Philips North America

 

Young Adult Initiative Board (YAIB) Schedule FY13