State offers internship program for STEM work experience

BOSTON, Mass. (WWLP) — The state is investing $4 million in a program that will provide internships for more than 2,000 high school students in Science-Technology-Engineering-Math (STEM) fields.

The new internship program will provide paid work experiences in STEM fields and make it easier for companies to hire students by paying their salaries through the 16 regional manpower commissions and 24 training centers. state career.

Career centers and workforce councils will also help students prepare resumes, job applications, and arrange interviews and jobs with potential employers.

This program will be added to the state programs Connection activities internship program. Connecting Activities offers internships to nearly 8,000 high school students by partnering with local MassHire Workforce Commissions to connect schools to businesses. It is a joint initiative of the Department of Primary and Secondary Education (DESE) and the Department of Labor and Workforce Development (DLWD).

A portion of the grant will also be awarded to MassLife Sciences Center and Cyber ​​center of mass to extend their existing internship programs to 300 additional students.

Maria D. Ervin