Gov. Charlie Baker’s $15 million awards in workforce training grants will not only bolster the community colleges that receive it, but also will strengthen the state’s future employment position.
Be Mass Competitive Workforce Training Initiative
The Massachusetts Association of Community Colleges (MACC), in partnership with the Massachusetts Competitive Partnership (MACP), is pleased to announce the “Be Mass Competitive” workforce training initiative. Candidates will receive specialized training and career-placement services leading to upwardly-mobile employment opportunities at some of the Commonwealth’s largest employers.
Massachusetts Community Colleges Announce Vaccine Requirement
The Presidents of the Massachusetts community colleges announced today that students, faculty, and staff at the Commonwealth’s 15 community colleges must be fully vaccinated by January 2022.
Massachusetts Association of Community Colleges Welcomes New General Counsel
The Massachusetts Association of Community Colleges (MACC) announced today that Gina Yarbrough is now serving as General Counsel for the Massachusetts Community College System.
Community Colleges Help Meet Demand, Keep Grads Here
Commencement season is that time of year when new careers are launched, as thousands of students enter the Massachusetts workforce, degrees in hand, ready to put their years of education and training to work at local companies.
Massachusetts Association of Community Colleges Welcomes New Executive Director
The Massachusetts Association of Community Colleges (MACC) has announced today that Nate Mackinnon is joining the organization as its new Executive Director. Mackinnon is succeeding Tom Sannicandro in the role, who is retiring at the end of April. Mackinnon brings a wealth of knowledge about higher education and a passion for the mission of community colleges.
Prepared for Launch
Not many people can say they’ve worked on every U.S.-led rover mission to Mars. One who can is David C. Gruel, who graduated from Holyoke Community College (HCC) in 1991.
Five years out of HCC, Gruel was part of the Pathfinder mission that landed the Sojourner rover on Mars, the second Mars mission since the Viking became the first-ever U.S. mission to Mars in 1975.
Massachusetts Association of Community Colleges Brings on Director of Workforce Development
Today the Massachusetts Association of Community Colleges announced the hiring of Lisa Huyghe as Director of Workforce Development. Huyghe will serve as a primary point of contact for developing training and partnership opportunities between the community colleges and employers across the Commonwealth.
MA Community Colleges See Critical Investments in FY2021 Budget
The Massachusetts Association of Community Colleges announced that all the organization’s priority investments were included in the FY2021 state budget finalized by lawmakers in recent weeks. With the Legislature voting to override many higher education-related vetoes, the investments in the state’s community college segment were officially included and will play a major role in supporting the institutions and students across the state.
Massachusetts Community Colleges Continuing Remote, Online, and Hybrid Learning for Spring 2021 Semester
Today the Presidents from the fifteen Massachusetts Community Colleges announced in a joint statement that their colleges would all be continuing to offer primarily remote, online, and hybrid learning, with limited in-person courses, in the Spring 2021 semester.