In 2016, Systems Engineering launched our first ever summer internship program, which has continued to grow and develop over the last four years. With unemployment levels for technology workers at record lows, and a steady increase in open tech positions, students have a unique opportunity with Systems Engineering to gain real-world experience through on-the-job training for a quick transition into full-time careers. Several of our past participants have chosen to take positions within Systems Engineering once they have completed formal studies, which is a testament to the strength of our program and the quality of candidates accepted into the summer internship.
I am pleased to announce the recent promotions of two of our most influential employee-owners to our senior leadership team. These individuals have been an integral part of our company and culture since the day they arrived. They have repeatedly demonstrated what it means to be a good leader and a valued partner.
The Maine Marathon, charitable giving, and BBQ’s are three of our favorite ways to spend time here at Systems Engineering. This year, we have an astounding 21 employee-owners running all or part of the Maine Marathon. With such a large team, we decided to use the occasion to raise money for one of our core areas of giving; the Maine foster care system.
September 17, 2019 is National IT Professionals Day. Today is set aside to honor the venerable geeks of the world we all rely on to keep us connected. The IT professional is the unsung hero of modern business. Whether it be desktops, laptops, mobile devices, applications, servers, networks, databases, or cybersecurity, IT professionals keep business humming.
At Systems Engineering, we tend to stay under the radar. Focusing on our craft, our clients, our culture, and our community is how we spend our energy. On a daily basis, I am humbled by the passion and capabilities our employee-owners bring to their profession.
Systems Engineering has a long history with the University of Southern Maine (USM), particularly in support of workforce development within the realm of technology and STEM. As such, the company elected to donate $10,000 to support scholarships for Maine students majoring in Information Technology and related fields.
It seems like just yesterday that we wished our 2018 interns "good luck" before sending them off to their final year of school, and yet, here we are welcoming in a new class of interns. Our 2019 program includes five members joining us from a variety of schools including University of Southern Maine, University of Maine, Lehigh University, and the University of Alabama.
The Best Wellness Employer program was developed by Wellness Workdays in collaboration with experts from Harvard Medical School in order to advance the field of worksite wellness by providing data and research about current practices and wellness outcomes. The program recognizes the significant achievements of employers dedicated to improving employee health and well-being.
When an organization has been in business for 30 years, a new brand refresh is not something to take lightly or to change at a moment's notice. For that reason, I would like to share the background of this new, modern look and feel; one that we are very proud to announce to you today.
At Systems Engineering, employees are our number one resource. Our success depends on our dedicated and skilled staff who share our values and contribute to our vision. The Systems Engineering Spotlight gives a brief but revealing look at one of our valuable members.