Philadelphia Union Foundation’s iAM Project Participants get a taste of a day in the life at Bimbo Bakeries USA

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Students from the Philadelphia Union Foundation’s iAM Project learned that it’s not as easy as sliced bread to get Bimbo Bakeries USA products from bakeries to shelves, at a Learn & Explore Workshop hosted by the company at its Conshohocken Sales Center.

More than 30 students heard from Bimbo Bakeries USA associates about their career journeys, challenges they faced and the different types of roles that are available at a large, multi-national baking company.

“Our associates are proud of our company and love connecting with our local community. We were excited to give an overview of the baking industry and speak about their various roles and career paths that could be available to the students in the future,” said Dana Connors, Vice President, Corporate Affairs, Bimbo Bakeries USA. “Bimbo Bakeries USA is proud to partner with the Philadelphia Union Foundation’s iAM Project and look forward to serving as mentors to these bright and talented students.”

2023 iAM Learn and Explore at Bimbo Bakeries

Learn & Explore Workshops are a core piece of programming for the iAM Project, which connects students from Chester Charter Scholars Academy with some of the region’s largest companies, as well as a network of inspirational speakers, mentors, universities and internships — all designed to help the students maximize their personal, academic and professional potential. This is the second Learn & Explore Workshop hosted by Bimbo Bakeries USA. Students have also attended workshops hosted by Lincoln Financial Group and The Boeing Company.

“The iAM Project is built around inspiration, aspiration and mentorship,” said Paul Howard, Executive Director, Philadelphia Union Foundation. “When our students can hear from people at companies like Bimbo Bakeries USA about the different types of jobs that are available, it broadens how they think about their futures and the opportunities that are available for them. Learning about that now, while they are still in high school, can create clearer paths to success.”

The iAM Project is supported through partnerships with Bimbo Bakeries USA, The Boeing Company, the Durant Family Foundation, Language Services Associates, Lincoln Financial Group, Neumann University and WSFS Bank.