Day & Zimmermann Participated as Host Company in The Greater Philadelphia Chamber of Commerce’s Future Ready Program

PHILADELPHIA, PA –June 9th, 2016 – Day & Zimmermann (D&Z), the century-old, family-owned provider of construction & engineering, staffing and defense solutions for leading corporations and governments around the world, served as a host company in the Greater Philadelphia Chamber of Commerce’s Future Ready program, along with the School District of Philadelphia. The Future Ready program is aimed towards Philadelphia middle school students to enlighten them about future career opportunities and the tactics they need to implement in order to achieve their professional goals.

The Future Ready program was an opportunity for Day & Zimmermann employees to provide students with a real-world professional experience through interactive activities and discussions about the company.   This year, in order to foster an innovative and collaborative environment for the students, Day & Zimmermann hosted an entrepreneurial pitch contest giving students a snapshot of how to develop and pitch a business idea to executives. Students began their day at Day & Zimmermann with introductions to leadership and a kid-friendly overview of Day & Zimmermann’s operations. They had the opportunity to participate in a Q&A session with C-level executives to gain a deeper understanding of the importance of setting goals and outlining a plan to achieve them.

“We are invested in our local community and this program helps connect us to the future generation of leaders and demonstrate the importance of translating academic accomplishments and strengths into a professional path,” said Fran Coady, Sr. Vice President of Human Resources at Day & Zimmermann. “Day & Zimmermann is committed to life-long learning and we believe fostering an educational environment at an early age will set the right stage for professional success.”

Students left the day with photographs, certificates and several unique business ideas that they developed themselves in small teams. Day & Zimmermann is a proud participant of this program and recognizes the value in introducing middle school students to many functional areas of a business or workplace.  

Founded in 1901, Day & Zimmermann is a family-owned company with a workforce of over 50,000 specializing in construction & engineering, staffing and defense solutions for leading corporations and governments around the world. Operating from more than 150 worldwide locations with 2.7 Billion USD in revenue, Day & Zimmermann is currently ranked as one of the largest private companies in the U.S. by Forbes. Headquartered in Philadelphia, PA, our first work was to develop "Betterment Reports" that helped modernize American factories. Today, we are still in the business of betterment—maintaining the nation's power infrastructure, protecting American freedoms and driving technological advancements around the world. We do what we say.®