DANVERS — Superintendent Heidi Riccio is pleased to announce that Secretary of Labor and Workforce Development for the Commonwealth Rosalin Acosta will serve as the commencement speaker at Essex North Shore Agricultural and Technical School’s graduation ceremony this June.
As Secretary of Labor and Workforce Development, Secretary Acosta manages the state’s workforce development and labor departments, in an effort to connect workers, employers and the unemployed to the necessary tools, training and safety resources for success.
“We are thrilled that Secretary Acosta will join us this June at our graduation ceremony,” Superintendent Riccio said. “She is an incredible role model for students and we look forward to the words she will impart on the Class of 2020. I can’t think of a more fitting speaker than the person overseeing our state’s workforce development to speak to our graduates, as our goal at Essex Tech is to prepare our students with the skill sets they will need for success.”
Secretary Acosta will speak to approximately 340 graduating seniors at Essex Tech at the school’s June 5 graduation ceremony. The ceremony will take place at the school’s Maple Street campus, on the football field.
Secretary Acosta is also the Chairwoman of the Workforce Skills Cabinet alongside the Secretary of Education and the Secretary of Housing and Economic Development.
She additionally has more than 30 years of experience in Greater Boston financial institutions, most recently serving as Senior Vice President and Managing Director for Enterprise Wealth Management at Enterprise Bank in Lowell.
In addition to her professional career, Secretary Acosta has also served her community as a Board Member of The Boston Foundation, a Board Overseer at Boston Children’s Hospital since 2009, and a 14-year member of the Boston Chapter of the Association of Latino Professionals For America (ALPFA). She also served as a Director and Planning Member of the Merrimack Valley Workforce Investment Board, and in 2016, she was appointed as a Northern Essex Community College Trustee by Gov. Charlie Baker.
In 2014, she was named one of Boston’s Most Influential Women by the Women of Harvard Club in 2014, and has been recognized as one of El Planeta’s Top 100 Most Influential Hispanics in Massachusetts for three years.