West Hartford, Connecticut (PRWEB) April 27, 2015
Junior Achievement of Southwest New England and BlumShapiro announced today they will co-host the second annual JA Career Walk in West Hartford Center for West Hartford’s Hall High and Conard High school students. The program seeks to prepare students for the world of work and gain a better understanding of jobs in their community.
Nearly 30 students from the two schools will visit a variety of businesses – accounting, banking, finance, marketing, retail, food and beverage and others in West Hartford Center on May 6. The businesses welcoming the students include BlumShapiro, Charles Schwab, Farmington Bank, Fathom, lululemon athletica, Max Burger, Max’s Oyster Bar, Munson’s Chocolate, PBI Financial, Lux Bond & Green and Webster Bank
“Last year’s inaugural JA Career Walk was such a success, it made all the sense in the world to welcome students again to businesses right in their hometown that can provide real world knowledge about careers and the workplace,” said Joseph Kask, BlumShapiro West Hartford Office Managing Partner. BlumShapiro is a long-time supporter of Junior Achievement.
During the JA Career Walk, three groups of 10 Hall High and Conard High students will visit the West Hartford Center businesses. Each business will provide an overview and tour, and discuss the type of occupations they employ and qualities they look for when hiring people. Each visit will last 40 minutes. The entire program will run from 8:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. on May 6.
Students will start JA Career Walk at BlumShapiro headquarters at 29 South Main Street in West Hartford where they will receive an orientation using the JA Job Shadow curriculum. The curriculum gives students an overview of the world of work and the skills needed to success on the job. The orientation will be hosted by Tom DeVitto, Chief Marketing Officer of BlumShapiro and one of the developers of the JA Career Walk.
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BlumShapiro is the largest regional accounting, tax and business consulting firm based in New England, with offices in Connecticut, Massachusetts and Rhode Island. The firm, with over 400 professionals and staff, offers a diversity of services which includes auditing, accounting, tax and business advisory services. In addition, BlumShapiro provides a variety of specialized consulting services such as succession and estate planning, business technology services, employee benefit plan audits and litigation support and valuation. The firm serves a wide range of privately held companies, government and non-profit organizations and provides non-audit services for publicly traded companies.