Springfield WORKS at the 2nd Annual Springfield School-to-Career Fair

Springfield WORKS recently attended the 2nd School-to-Career Job and Internship Fair held at the MassMutual Center. This event gathered students and community business leaders, providing a platform for students to discover career and internship opportunities. Eneida Molina, our Community Alignment Specialist, represented Springfield WORKS—embodying our mission to bridge the gap between employers and potential future employees.

The School-to-Career Job and Internship Fair was started to answer the crucial question: “What do our kids need when they graduate to succeed in college or a career?” The response was clear – more internships, more exposure to the world of work, and more collaborative efforts between education and the business community. Springfield WORKS is committed to expanding these opportunities by connecting individuals to workforce training programs, as well as building new frameworks for understanding the drivers of workforce participation for individuals and families.

Additionally, we see how critical workforce development is for addressing employment gaps in key industries. At the event, Springfield Public Schools Superintendent Daniel Warwick and other speakers pointed to the mutual benefits for students and the business community, stressing on workforce development as a cornerstone for local economic growth (read more at 22News).

“Workforce development is crucial to the business community so its a win win for everybody,” said Warwick.

By engaging with students and employers, we further our goal of creating an inclusive economy where everyone has the opportunity to succeed. It is events like these that remind us of the power of coming together to support our youth and prepare them for a bright future while building long-term financial resilience in our community.