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Massachusetts Clean Energy Center, Vocational Internship Program - Registration is Open for the 2019-2020 School Year!

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Massachusetts Clean Energy Center, Vocational Internship Program

The Massachusetts Clean Energy Center has launched a new program to support the development of clean energy companies in MA. The Massachusetts Clean Energy Vocational Internship Program (VIP) helps prepare the next generation of clean energy workers by funding internships for high school students at Massachusetts clean energy and water innovation companies.

The VIP Program will reimburse employers up to $7,680 for wages paid to their interns during the 2019-2020 academic year. To participate in the program, students must be a current student at a school that has Chapter 74-approved vocational technical education programs. Student information must be entered into the database by co-op coordinators. Clean energy companies interested in hiring a vocational intern through this program should visit the Clean Energy Internship Program employer website.

REGISTRATION FOR THE 2019-2020 VIP SESSION IS NOW OPEN!

Companies have until October 1, 2019 to sign interns to an offer letter and submit it to MassCEC. Please direct questions about the program to internships@masscec.com.

For additional information, and to learn how to apply:
https://www.masscec.com/vocational-internship-program

 

Since its inception in 2011, the Massachusetts Clean Energy Internship Program has placed thousands of students and recent graduates at clean energy companies across the Commonwealth, with hundreds of those interns going on to receive full or part-time job opportunities at their host companies. The program helps provide Massachusetts clean energy businesses with a talented pool of young professionals, with MassCEC providing stipends for college interns during fall, spring and summer sessions. The 2017 MassCEC Industry Report identified significant hiring difficulty among employers seeking to fill technical jobs. In response, MassCEC developed the Vocational Internship Program as a pilot program in 2018 with Worcester Tech, Holyoke High School (Dean Campus), Minuteman Regional, & Northeast Metro Tech. 2019 is the first year the program has been rolled out to all Vocational Schools in MA.

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