More than 36,800 Connecticut high school seniors will graduate this month, and while some will pursue a college or postsecondary degree-path others will join the workforce. But are they prepared? According to Education World, many employers feel that students do not have the right skills to make the transition from school to the workplace.
Boys & Girls Village’s (BGV) Work To Learn program is working to change that. The program provides at-risk 16 to 21-year-old students with hands-on work experience at one of BGV’s student-led businesses, which includes Meatball Heaven, Do Me A Favor and Design IQ & Print. The program teaches participants about business operations as well as how to market and sell their products or services.