Tri-County meets with Massachusetts Department of Correction representatives

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Massachusetts Department of Corrections came to Tri-County to speak with students about employment opportunities available to vocational students. These meetings were held to expose students to opportunities that may otherwise not be on their radar. Courtesy photo

The Commonwealth of Massachusetts Department of Correction (DOC) worked in collaboration with Tri-County RVTHS Legal and Protective Services Career Major to introduce interested juniors and seniors to the variety of employment options available after to them after graduation.

Students in Automotive Technology, Culinary Arts, Electrical Wiring Technology, Plumbing & Hydronic Heating, Engineering, HVAC&R, and Metal Fabrication were welcome to sit for a brief conversation with Director of Recruitment Jennithan Cortez and Recruitment Specialist Jevon Brown-Simpson.

Cortez and Brown-Simpson spoke to the students about the opportunities available in the fifteen different facilities throughout the state as an excellent way to get their foot in the door after graduation. The students learned what a typical day would consist of, benefits available including pension and tuition reimbursement, union membership, salary and work culture. The students and instructors were able to ask questions and were encouraged to reach out for assistance with the application process if necessary.

Brown-Simpson commented, “This was by far the best experience I have had recruiting. Your students were great, and the entire format was very conducive to our objective of meeting all the programs. I want to highlight how impressed Director Cortes and I were with the entire experience.”

The DOC stayed to host an Open House “Job Fair” for interested Tri-County alumni.

“This program showcased the variety of employment opportunities available for our students they may have not considered otherwise. Whether they are looking for employment directly after high school graduation or want to attend college, the DOC offers a range of careers that fit well with the Career Majors Tri-County offers,” said Brenna Ferrick, Legal & Protective Services Instructor and organizer of this event.