1. Outlook 2014: Community colleges target programs to Pioneer Valley workforce needs

    Outlook 2014: Community colleges target programs to Pioneer Valley workforce needs

    Massachusetts’ community colleges are responding to the employment training needs of their regions with credit and non-credit programs, evaluating and adjusting to accommodate the needs of the times and local business and industry.  “Our work here at this college in support of our students and community is to provide access for students regardless of background to achieve a better future for themselves and their families,” Pura said. “The needs of the community mandate a comprehensive mission. We embrace a vibrant and strong commitment to the community and to our students, offering affordable, quality education.”

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    1. Collaboration is in fact a strong value and operating principle for the college and our many partners.
    2. Our work here at this college in support of our students and community is to provide access for students regardless of background to achieve a better future for themselves and their families.
    3. The right program fit for the individual student starts with their own academic and work history, their interests and goals and their short term needs and objectives.
    4. Job opportunities were no longer there. We respond to that.
    5. With changes with the Affordable Care Act, doctors and health professionals are required to maintain records electronically.
    6. This initiative helps trade impacted and other eligible residents of the commonwealth to attain degrees, certificates and industry recognized credentials in two years or less.
    7. We've expanded our offerings each semester based on the strong demand.
    8. SAGE is where science, civic responsibility and workforce development meet.
    9. While many of our fantastic degrees give students advanced knowledge in specific industry or professional fields, a liberal arts education prepares a student for many of the diverse workforce needs of Franklin County.
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