Inbox [May 11]: Bravehearts pick Pyne, DCU hosts job fair, CleanTech Incubator announces mentor program, Working for Worcester releases video

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J.P. Pyne

Courtesy Clark University

J.P. Pyne is the new manager of the two-time defending champion Worcester Bravehearts.

Bravehearts hire Clark coach J.P. Pyne as manager

As the Worcester Bravehearts enter the 2016 season and attempt to win a third straight Futures League championship, they will do so with a new man at the helm. The team announced the signing of Milford native J.P. Pyne as manager, replacing Justin Edwards who left the team for an opportunity in baseball scouting.

Pyne brings 15 years of collegiate baseball coaching experience with him. He is coach at Clark University and recently finished his first campaign there leading the Cougars through one of their most successful seasons with a school records in wins (18), runs scored (252), hits (396), doubles (77), fielding percentage (.967), stolen bases (83) and total bases (573).

He spent two years coaching in the Toronto Blue Jays minor-league system and has previous Futures Collegiate Baseball League time with the Nashua Silver Knights in 2012-13.

Read the entire story on the Worcester Bravehearts’ website


May11_JobFairBig job fair Friday at DCU Center

Workforce Central Career Centers, in collaboration with the DCU Center, will host its sixth annual job fair from noon to 4 p.m. Friday, May 13, at the DCU Center, 50 Foster St.

Whether you’re hoping to find a better job or transition into a new career, job seekers will find an array of employment opportunities at this free event. A variety of employers from the public and private sectors will be present and eager to hire for immediate openings in a wide range of fields. Employment industries include, but are not limited, to healthcare, construction, bioresearch, medical, retail and education.

Read the entire story on the city of Worcester website and see the list of employers on the Workforce Central website


WCTI Box 1 OutlineJPEGWorcester CleanTech Incubator announces mentorship nights

The Worcester CleanTech Incubator (WCTI) is beginning a mentorship program for startups and entrepreneurs. The first mentorship night will be held at WCTI (44 Portland St.) at 5 p.m. May 26. Mentorship Nights are free and open to the public. Startups do not need to be cleantech-related to attend.

WCTI is partnering with Valley Venture Mentors to bring entrepreneurial mentorship programming to Worcester. Mentorship Nights will provide a collaborative, productive, and fun environment in which entrepreneurs and startups can receive guidance from mentors with a variety of industry experience.

The evening will begin with a welcome and refreshments. Startups in the program will deliver short pitches to one another starting at 5:45 pm. This is an opportunity for startups to outline their progress to-date, make a specific ask for help, and receive feedback on their pitch from entrepreneurial peers. This will be followed by a breakout session in which mentors engage with startups whose goals and/or challenges align with their expertise.

Attendees are encouraged to linger and mingle after the evening’s program. Mentorship Nights will be held monthly. Startups will be selected for a regular mentorship program after an Audition Night on July 14.

Read the entire story and register on the Worcester CleanTech Incubator website



Working for Worcester shows off

Working for Worcester has released its video highlights of its recent Build Day. The 3 minute, 31 second video covers April 16 from an initial meeting on Worcester Common through various sites in the city.

More than 1,100 volunteers from nine colleges worked on 21 sites throughout the city. Among the projects were a STEM lab, two homework spaces, three basketball courts and four new playgrounds.

Working for Worcester is nonprofit centrally organized by Students Helping Children Across Borders (SHCAB). In development and implementation, though, its project is a city-wide partnership of student organizations, local businesses, academic institutions, city government, and community groups.

Read the full story and see photos on the Working for Worcester website

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