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PACE (Partnership to Advance Collaboration & Efficiency)

on Fri, 07/27/2012 - 01:16

The Massachusetts Community Colleges Executive Office (MCCEO) and the State Universities Council of Presidents joined together to address recommendations made by the Department of Higher Education’s Task Force on Collaboration and Efficiency.  These two councils, consisting of twenty-four PACE charter members (fifteen community colleges and 9 state universities), have a shared belief that increased collaboration will result in benefits for every institution, its students, and the community. 

The PACE mission is to lead a systematic effort for campus collaborations which will benefit  each

Workforce Highlights & Testimonials

on Fri, 07/27/2012 - 00:58

Photo Courtesy of Quinsigmond Community College

Community College Workforce Development Partnerships with Regional Businesses

  • Northern Essex Community College trained workers at Mainstream Global; a Hispanic owned and managed company in Lawrence that provides sustainable reverse supply chain solutions.


on Fri, 07/27/2012 - 00:56

Photo Courtesy of Springfield Technical Community College

More than 80% of all Massachusetts Community College alumni stay within the Commonwealth. Our community colleges train workers for jobs vital to Massachusetts and provide training and education for both workers and employers.

Massachusetts Community Colleges have pioneered an innovative, statewide workforce training resource for business and industry called MASS*NET.

Financial Aid Resources

on Thu, 07/26/2012 - 10:26

Photo courtesy of Holyoke Community College

Below is a brief overview of a few of the many financial assistance programs that are available to eligible community college students. Aid is based on need, educational background, area of study and a host of other variables. For more details contact the institution you attend or plan on attending.

TAP- Tuition Advantage Program was designed to help community college graduates with a GPA of 3.0 or better save money when they transfer to a Massachusetts four year university.