It’s been another busy week in the Governor’s Office! This week, Governor Patrick travelled throughout the state promoting job creation and meeting with locals as they voice their concerns.
On Tuesday, the Governor visited Career Opportunities in Hyannis to connect with unemployed youths and adults and learn more about how the center is assisting unemployed Cape Codders. Learn more about Career Opportunities here.
On Wednesday, Governor Patrick met with the Quincy Jobs Club at IHOP to hear member’s concerns and to follow up on last year’s visit. Later that day, Governor Patrick visited both South Shore and Brockton Hospitals to discuss the Administration’s healthcare cost-containment legislation.
Yesterday, the Governor promoted job growth for youths at the Youth Summer Jobs Rally at the State House. At the rally, the Governor spoke of the importance of youth jobs and encouraged the private sector to hire youth workers. Read more about the event in the Associated Press.
In addition to all we’re doing here, our partners in state agencies have been out and about doing good work too! Here are just a few recent updates from around your state government blogosphere:
- Many prospective clean energy companies are deterred by the high start up costs. Check out the Energy Smarts blog as the Massachusetts Clean Energy Center (MassCEC) highlights the efforts of their Clean Energy Equipment Grant projects.
- Need some school vacation ideas? Check out the Great Outdoors blog! This week they are highlighting winter agricultural tourism.
Youth Homelessness – Jack Duffy-Protentis – November 2013 posted on Nov 13
I was in the 3rd grade when my parents told me that I was losing my eye sight. I remember feeling relieved that the reason I was struggling in school was because of this thing called Stargardt’s Disease; and not because I was not smart. …Continue Reading Youth Homelessness – Jack Duffy-Protentis – November 2013
Raycela Dasher – Bristol County -October 2013 posted on Nov 13
As I looked at the stack of papers laid before me, I took a deep breath and prepared to write. These papers were more than just another assignment or application. These papers were a chance of a lifetime. As I looked to the top of …Continue Reading Raycela Dasher – Bristol County -October 2013
Education and youth homelessness // Written by: Mary Kate Roffey of the GSYC posted on Oct 4
Education and youth homelessness are two of the Governor’s Statewide Youth Council’s initiatives. Throughout the month of August, the GSYC decided to hold ‘Back to School’ drives to collect school supplies for homeless youth. This project allowed the GSYC to make progress on both issues …Continue Reading Education and youth homelessness // Written by: Mary Kate Roffey of the GSYC