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Update from the Diversity & Inclusion Committee

Thursday, June 21, 2018   (1 Comments)
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Update from the Diversity & Inclusion Committee

June 2018

As most of you know, the Diversity & Inclusion Committee has been working closely with YMCA Training, Inc. to develop a legal administrative support curriculum for their training program.  You can learn more about the Training, Inc.’s current program here.  

The committee has made some great strides in the development of the program and we are moving forward with a September target date. There is still a lot of work to do!

For those of you that routinely have internship programs in your firms: please consider offering an eight week internship to one of Training, Inc.'s trainees from the legal module.  For those of you that don’t have internships, this would be a great opportunity to test the waters and employ a trainee for 8 weeks for a special project or other need. 

As administrators, we all understand the need for skilled entry level support staff and the difficulties we face in recruiting, hiring and retaining employees in these positions.  Once the program is underway and we have graduates ready for placement, we truly feel that both our firms and these program graduates will benefit greatly from the partnership and make a positive impact on legal offices here in Boston.  As a reminder, when you hire someone from Training, Inc. there is no fee

Please contact a Diversity & Inclusion Committee Member or Kim McMahon, VP Diversity & Inclusion, directly.  We earnestly need your support to get this project off the ground. 

Thank you!


Posted Thursday, September 6, 2018
As a proud member of the YMCA's Education & Training Branch Advisory Board, which includes Training Inc. & The International Learning Center, I can attest to the talent and commitment program participants display every single day. Thank you to Kim McMahon and the entire Diversity & Inclusion Committee for being such passionate advocates for this Programme. Derek McKinley

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