Mentoring programs have been on the rise over the past decade as larger business organizations are finding that giving back to local communities can also go hand-in-hand with the positive growth of company culture and commitment.
CBRE/New England’s Taidgh McClory, Managing Director of New England Brokerage and a Partner within the firm, recently signed on to participate in the Mayor’s Summer Jobs Program, sponsored by the Boston Private Industry Council (PIC). The program’s mission is to strengthen Boston’s communities and its workforce by connecting youth and adults with education and employment opportunities that prepare them to meet the skill demands of employers in a changing economy.
PIC is the city’s Workforce Development Board and school-to-career intermediary. The mission of the PIC is to strengthen Boston’s communities and its workforce by connecting youth and adults with education and employment opportunities that align with the needs of area employers.
McClory was matched with Nick Santiago, a Boston Latin School graduate (Class of ’16) who has enrolled in his first year of college this fall at Tufts University. As a freshman in college, one is subjected to a variety of influences and opinions, which can often steer a student to aspire higher towards a career path decision. Nick spent time with Taidgh assisting on projects that would expose him to general aspects of the commercial real estate industry. His experience was timed perfectly, allowing him the opportunity to learn under the wing of someone who has seen a lot of growth himself within the CBRE/NE organization.
“This is CBRE/New England’s first year participating in the Mayor’s Summer Jobs program. The PIC team has been fantastic to work with from candidate interviewing through placement. Most companies may be hesitant to welcome high school students as interns; however, I am amazed at the high caliber of high school students that we interviewed and value the time I had with Nick this summer,” noted McClory.