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on Tue, 03/31/2015 - 18:33



Through the GPSTEM Grant MassBay Students Partner to Bring Real Life Solutions to Advanced Manufacturing
Wellesley Hills, MA - August 2016 - MassBay Community College is pleased to announce that three Advanced Manufacturing students have recently participated in a manufacturing engineering project with industry partner SMC Ltd. located in Devens.

Students working on this project are part of the first TRANSFORM cohort and are fulfilling their internship requirement for the Advanced Manufacturing Technology certificate program. TRANSFORM is a one-year certificate program in Advanced Manufacturing and is a collaborative project between MassBay and Northeastern University with support from the National Science Foundation (Learn more about this program in the video above). The goal of the project was to create and implement an innovative curriculum model to future develop the skill sets of students in order to prepare them for careers in manufacturing.... (Read More)

Bridging community and health: Holyoke Community College offers new public health program
Holyoke, MA - Aug. 19, 2016 - (via MASSLIVE) - A new program at Holyoke Community College seeks to better connect communities to medical services outside of a doctor's office. HCC has created a Community Health Worker certificate this year, the first institution in the area to offer such a program. Community health covers a spectrum of needs, from providing direct services - such as informal counseling and health screenings - to offering culturally appropriate health information to people in their homes, schools or other community spaces... (Read More)

Open Education Initiative Kicks off at NECC
Haverhill, MA - June 7, 2016 - (via Northern Essex Community College Newsroom) - Open Education Resources (OER) took center stage this month when a statewide initiative “Massachusetts Community Colleges Go Open,” was launched on Tuesday, June 7, from the Hartleb Technology Center on the Haverhill campus. OER, allows educators and students to freely and legally access, reuse, and adapt educational resources... (Read More)

Manufacturing a New Career
Greenfield, MA - April 28, 2016 - Paul Norwood is one of the projected 4,000 students who will benefit from the GPSTEM program. After completing a free non-credit course in Foundational Manufacturing at Greenfield Community College, he landed a job at local manufacturer Bete Fog Nozzle. In October, Paul continued on into a fifteen-week Advanced Manufacturing Pipeline to CNC Operations course, and new opportunities for promotion and advancement in his career.... (Read More

Northern Essex Embraces Open Educational Resources
Haverhill, MA - February 19, 2016 - When Northern Essex Community College Professor Mike Cross announced to his Introduction to Organic & Biochemistry students that they wouldn’t need to purchase textbooks, the class erupted in cheers. While reactions in chemistry are expected, this was a bit unusual. Cross’s students learned...(Read More)

Massachusetts Community Colleges Awared Additional $20m U.S-DOL Grant
Boston, MA - September 29, 2014 - A consortia proposal submitted collectively by the 15 community colleges in Massachusetts led by Massasoit Community College has been selected by the U.S. Department of Labor for the final round of federal funding from the Trade Adjustment Assistance Community College and Career Training Grant (TAACCCT). The community colleges are advancing a comprehensive approach to addressing the training and educational needs of workers and employers statewide with a focus on articulated pathways to careers in high-growth STEM sectors (Science, Technology, Engineering, and Math; as well as advanced manufacturing and healthcare). The $20 million grant is the highest funded... (Read More

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