Chamber Event to Unveil Internship Program for Local Students and Businesses

     Studies show that 70 and 80 percent of employers now view internships as a way to find full-time hires, compared to about half or less just a decade ago. And the benefits of partnering with local educational institutions to place students with local businesses are mutual and multifold. Businesses gain trained workers, while also fulfilling part of their social obligation to their community. And students gain experience while earning credits and income.

     The Chamber’s March Networking Event, on Wednesday, March 15, 2017, will explore the joint rewards of a new program to match Union Township’s businesses with Union High School seniors, through internships, co-op programs, and part-time employment. The featured speaker, Akua Boakye, District Wellness Advisor and business/marketing teacher, will present “Your Business and Union High School Students – Perfect Together.”

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     The event will be held, 8:30 am to 10 am, in the Union High School Library, 2350 North 3rd Street, in Union, NJ. Guests are asked to enter through the school’s front doors. Admission is $10 for members, and $15 for guests. To register, please contact the Chamber, by phone, at (908) 688-2777, or email, at

     “The Chamber is excited about this promising new partnership with Union High School,” said Chamber Executive Director James Masterson. “We believe this collaboration is a win-win for our members, and our best and brightest local students.”

     The Union Township Chamber of Commerce is a professional association dedicated to strengthening, uniting, promoting and representing members businesses located in Union and the surrounding area.