ProTech graduates celebrated at
"Today we celebrate and recognize the 11 bright, motivated East Boston
High School ProTech interns," said Galia K. Wise, manager of the
MGH/East Boston High School (EBHS) Partnership, at the 2005 ProTech Program
Graduation Aug. 17 in the Thier Conference Room. "They should be
commended for their hard work and
dedication and the commitment they have shown to the hospital."
ProTech, a school partnership initiative of the MGH Community Benefit
Program, is a structured two-year program for juniors and seniors at EBHS
who are interested in health careers. The integrated program design combines
a health curriculum and professional development workshops with 20-month
paid internships to prepare ProTech students for the diverse range of
career opportunities in health care.
The ProTech graduates with the guest
At the graduation ceremony, Wise; Candace A. Burns, director of the MGH/Boston
Public Schools Partnerships; Jeff Davis, senior vice president for Human
Resources; and keynote speaker, Darnell L. Williams, president and CEO
of the Urban League of Eastern Massachusetts; congratulated the 11 graduates
for completing their two years of service at the MGH.
Sadiya S. Bule, one of the graduates, addressed her fellow classmates.
"The ProTech program has helped me realize at a young age that nursing
is the right career for me," said Bule. "And it has opened so
many doors for me. I am very grateful."
Bule, along with three of her classmates, also were recognized for receiving
this year's ProTech scholarship the Edward M. Kennedy Health Career
Scholarship. The ceremony ended with a presentation of certificates followed
by a reception for the graduates, their supervisors, families and friends.