Mayor and Partnerships for Skilled Workforce celebrate fourth year of Youth Employment Program


This summer’s participants in Marlborough’s Youth Employment Program. (Photo/submitted)
This summer’s participants in Marlborough’s Youth Employment Program. (Photo/submitted)

Marlborough – Mayor Arthur Vigeant and Partnerships for a Skilled Workforce (PSW) marked the fourth year of the Marlborough Youth Employment Program Aug. 13 at Marlborough High School. The young men and women employees, as well as the employers, were presented with certifications to commemorate their participation in the mayor’s Youth Employment Program.

“I’m very proud of this program because it provides these young people with a chance to make some money this summer, but also because it teaches them how to hold a job and how to act in a professional environment,” Vigeant said. “Jobs like this lay the groundwork for future success. I’m grateful that the City Council has continued to fund this internship program and the Public Service Internship Program.”

Added Kelley French of PSW: “This program helps our teens learn work skills that they will carry forward with them the rest of their lives. PSW appreciates the support of Mayor Vigeant, the city and our private employers.”

Twenty-two students participated in the program this year; 10 worked in City Hall and 11 worked for private employers and non-profits.

“The students who worked for the city did a great job; they bring enthusiasm and an interest in learning new things. I want to thank the private employers who stepped up this year and provided these high school students with summer job opportunities. I also want to thank Kelley French and PSW for helping administer the program and for their support for youth jobs,” Vigeant stated.

Of the 10 interns who worked for the city, four worked in the IT Department, one worked at the library, one worked at the Department of Public Works, one worked for the conservation officer, and three worked for the Housing Division at the Marlborough Community Development Authority.

In addition, 11 students worked for the following private employers: New Horizons, Embassy Suites, Stone Hill Farm, St. Mary’s Credit Union, the Boys and Girls Club of MetroWest and Geisel Software.

“This year Attorney General Maura Healey initiated a grant program to provide funding for youth summer jobs and I’m thankful to her that she awarded Marlborough with the funding to pay for an additional intern,” Vigeant said.