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Community College Trustees Attend 2014 ACCT Legislative Summit

on Fri, 02/17/2017 - 19:34

(2/18/14) Early this February, more than 30 community college Trustees from Massachusetts traveled to Washington D.C. to join their colleagues from across the United States at the Association of Community College Trustees (ACCT) National Legislative Summit.  This year, Trustees had the opportunity to participate in numerous workshops with topics such as the reauthorization of the Higher Education Act and the strengthening of workforce development through the Workforce Investment Act.

Pathways to Student Success Conference

on Wed, 04/06/2016 - 16:49

The Pathways to Student Success professional development workshop was held on Friday, April 1, 2016 at Cape Cod Community College's Tilden Arts Center. The keynote speaker was Dr. Davis Jenkins of Community College Research Center at Columbia University.

Below you will find a video of the keynote address, a powerpoint presentation and a link to a photo gallery from the event.

Keynote Address by Dr. Davis Jenkins, Community College Research Center

Redesigning College for Student Success (Powerpoint Presentation)

Photo Gallery

Below you will find links to the powerpoint

2016 Conference on eLearning

on Mon, 04/04/2016 - 17:01

The 11th Massachusetts Colleges Online Conference on eLearning took place on June 2nd, at Greenfield Community College. The conference, for MCO Member Institution Faculty and Staff only, shares Best Practices and provides attendees the opportunity to explore, discuss, and understand how colleges and universities in Massachusetts are exploring online education to improve teaching, learning, interacting, and communicating with our students. 

The conference sessions addressed:

  • Increasing access to higher educational opportunities through online and blended learning
  • Managing the dramatic growth

The Chair Academy

on Mon, 01/11/2016 - 14:30

On behalf of the 15 Community Colleges, The Massachusetts Community Colleges Executive Office has partnered with The Chair Academy to offer leadership development programs to faculty and staff. Founded in 1990, The Chair Academy has been offering programs to University and College leaders nationwide for 26 years. Based on the concept of training-over-time, this program allows participants to thoroughly understand, internalize, and apply leadership concepts and competencies.

Grant Contact Information

on Fri, 01/23/2015 - 16:34


Steven R. Sullivan
Director of Grants & Workforce Development
Massachusetts Community Colleges Executive Office

Kathleen M. Kirby, Ph.D.
Statewide Project Director, GPSTEM
Massasoit Community College

   Emily Chambers
   GPSTEM Project Assistant
   Massasoit Community College
   508-588-9100 (ext. 2013)

This website was 100% funded by a $20,000,000 grant awarded by the U.S. Department of Labor’s Employment and Training Administration, Grant # TC-26450-14-60-A-25. This product was created by the grantee and does not necessarily reflect the official position of the U.S.

News & Events

on Fri, 01/23/2015 - 16:22

Downtown College Campus Hailed as New Day for Brockton
Brockton, MA - November 25, 2014 - (Via Enterprise News) City officials have had their sights on a downtown college campus for more than a decade. As the years passed, recessions came and went, potential college partners changed and downtown development proceeded haltingly. But this fall, as nearby projects promise new housing, retail and commercial space, healthy food and expanded medical care, the long-sought college campus has... (Read More)


GPSTEM Programs

on Thu, 01/22/2015 - 16:04

GPSTEM Programs

The programs listed below have been developed through GPSTEM. This list does not fully represent the industry and career offerings provided by the 15 Massachusetts Community Colleges, as they were created in part or in full through a U.S DOL Grant awarded to the colleges collectively. For a full list of programs offered, please contact the college you wish to attend directly.

Life Sciences/ Biotech

  • Liberal Arts & Sciences (Math and Science)
  • Liberal Arts - Environmental Science
  • Life Science
  • Biological Science
  • Biotechnology
  • Veterinary Technician
  • Chemistry
  • Aviation Science
  • Medical

GPSTEM Industry Partners

on Thu, 01/22/2015 - 15:28


The consortium is partnering with many public and private organizations within STEM fields to ensure that programs created by the grant serve the target population, as well as the companies that they will eventually work for in the most effective way possible. Some of the companies that we have partnered with are listed below; 

Genzyme (a Sanofi Company)

Hi-Tech Mold & Tool Inc.

STEM Advisory Council

Smith & Wesson 

Arden Engineering Constructors

Baystate Healthcare

CVS Caremark 

Reliant Medical Group

North Easton Machine Company

Mass Mutual

Metso Automation USA

Dexter-Russell, Inc.


*Please note

GPSTEM Priorities & Strategies

on Thu, 01/22/2015 - 15:24

 Priority Areas

  1. Create articulated pathways to careers in high growth STEM sectors 

  2. Build these pathways to ensure on-time graduation (15 to finish)

    1. Implement intrusive advising and increased course availability 

  3. Further partnerships with Career Centers & Workforce Investment Boards (WIBs)

  4. Partner with UMASS system and the State Universities to develop STEM transfer pathways 

Target Populations to be Served

  1. TAA eligible workers

  2. Un/underemployed workers 

  3. Veterans 

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