State and City Officials Visit Campus to Meet with STRIVE Students
December 10, 2018
Students in the STRIVE program (Photos by Samuel Kim)
Various state and city officials visited Wentworth December 4 for a glimpse into Wentworth’s STRIVE Training program. The visitors, who included State Secretary of Labor and Workforce Development Roslin Acosta and Interim Boston Public Schools Superintendent Laura Perille, met with students in the program and saw them in action.
Wentworth’s STRIVE Training program is for Boston Public Schools students ages 18-22 who are enrolled in special education classes. Students in the program are provided opportunities to gain authentic work experiences. Since 1988, more than 4,000 students have gained vocational skills in areas ranging from processing all the recycling on Wentworth’s campus to landscaping and maintaining the general grounds.
STRIVE aims to prepare students to transition into postsecondary options after high school. Students in the program have successfully gone on to work for employers including Massport Logan Airport and Goodwill Industries.
Also visiting campus on Dec. 4 were Chief of Staff Rob Gonsalvo, Interim Chief Academic Officer Charles Grandson, Assistant Superintendent Cindie Neilson, and City Council At Large- Annissa Eassaibi George.
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