Monday, February 2, 2009


Cambridge welcomes students participating in Junior Achievement’s Groundhog Job Shadow Day.

Cambridge Credit Counseling Corp. will serve as host to students from the Springfield, MA, public school system on February 3rd as part of the Groundhog Job Shadow Initiative. Job Shadow Day is the result of a collaborative effort by Junior Achievement and local businesses that is designed to introduce young people to a wide variety of professions, helping students prepare to join the workforce of the 21st century. Students “shadow” mentors through a normal workday – experiencing firsthand how skills learned in the classroom relate to the modern workplace.

Because Cambridge Credit Counseling’s core mission is to provide financial literacy, the agency’s Education Department will conduct its Keeping Money on Your Mind: Entering the American Economy seminar for all students in attendance, educating them on the importance of personal money management. In addition to discussing the nuances of personal finance, the seminar also address the mechanics of the job search, including successful interviewing strategies. The PowerPoint presentation used, complete with speaker notes, is available on Cambridge’s website for download by families, community groups and educational institutions. Please click here to download

“Cambridge is honored to be hosting yet another Job Shadow Day, and we’re happy to help educate students about the workforce,” remarked Christopher Viale, president of Cambridge Credit Counseling Corp. “Junior Achievement does wonderful work, and they deserve the support of everyone in our local business community. We welcome the opportunity to share our experience and expertise on their behalf.”

Cambridge Credit Counseling Corp. is a professional debt counseling agency, dedicated to educating young adults on the importance of sound financial management and to providing financially distressed Americans with education and debt management services appropriate to their needs. For more information on this article or to schedule an interview, please call 413-821-6919.

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