1. MGM Springfield site to become classroom for Putnam Vocational construction students

    MGM Springfield site to become classroom for Putnam Vocational construction students

    Construction students at Roger L. Putnam Vocational Technical Academy will get some real-world training and experience at the site of the $950 million MGM Springfield casino under an agreement signed Friday. "We are going to extend the classroom into the construction site and make it a laboratory for our students," said David M. Cruise, president and CEO of the Regional Employment Board of Hampden County. "This is a great way to prepare our students for jobs, jobs that are in demand right now."

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    1. We are going to extend the classroom into the construction site and make it a laboratory for our students.
    2. The demand for construction trades people is strong here in Springfield, its strong in Boston and all over the region.
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