Boy Scouts of America Expands Career Mentorship Program

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Since 1995, Redding, CT manufacturing professional David Bohn has served as president of Preferred Utilities Manufacturing Corporation, an engineering based company facilitating instrumentation and systems design for the industrial, nuclear power, institutional, and commercial sectors. Outside of his professional activities, David Bohn supports a variety of charities both nationally and locally near Redding, CT, including the Boy Scouts of America Connecticut Yankee Council.

The United States is currently experiencing persistent increases in the cost of higher education, while the workforce suffers from a limited pool of qualified applicants. However, a recent partnership between the Boy Scouts of America and the U.S. Chamber of Commerce is poised to expand the pool of qualified candidates while providing a valuable resource for young men seeking potential career paths. The U.S. Chamber of Commerce recently became a partner of the Boy Scouts of America Exploring program, which connects youth with enriching mentorship opportunities throughout their communities. Going forward, local chapters of the U.S. chamber will support the Exploring initiative by facilitating mentorship programs in conjunction with their associated businesses.

By adding its support to the Exploring program, the U.S. Chamber of Commerce is helping young adults across America discover exciting new career possibilities and develop their self-confidence. Exploring is undoubtedly a valuable opportunity for its participants, as pre-career training represents an increased value in today’s competitive workforce. In one survey, 70 percent of companies agreed that youth alumni of mentorship programs were likely to be accepted into their firms’ college internship programs.