Feldman: Investing in Local, Diverse Talent
From the moment we moved into our new location at 152 Hampden Street, it was our objective to invest in local, diverse talent here in Roxbury and Dorchester. As Michael Feldman, President and Chief Executive Officer of Feldman, explains, “When I first looked out my window at Orchard Gardens, I immediately envisioned a way to engage local talent so that people could start a great career in their own neighborhood and literally walk across the street to come to work.” Two years later, we’re well on our way to making that vision a reality.
Training Promising Talent In-House
After we moved in and got settled, we reached out to Madison Park Development Corporation to help us find two summer interns: Adobe from West Roxbury and Dana Bowman from Dorchester.
At Feldman, we’re dedicated to promoting gender equality and diversity in our field. For this reason, we work closely with the co-op program from the Wentworth Institute of Technology in Roxbury to offer positions to female engineers.
Giving Back to Our Community
While investing in local talent is in large part about offering young people with the right aptitude the opportunity to pursue a career in land surveying, it’s also about giving back to the community we serve.
“Working at Feldman was an invaluable experience. I learned an incredible amount for the time I worked there. I really enjoyed the hands-on experience and how each day brought about something new. I was able to learn how to survey conventionally as well as laser scanning. Feldman really values their employees and it’s evident by how friendly and respectful everyone is.”
“Michael so glad he was a good fit and thanks for reaching out to our Orchard Youth! Please keep me updated on how he is doing. Thanks you so much for giving our youth a chance to succeed!!!!!!”