1. STCC, Northeastern University partner to offer bachelor's degrees in mechanical...

    STCC, Northeastern University partner to offer bachelor's degrees in mechanical...

    Springfield Technical Community College and Northeastern University have partnered to offer students in Greater Springfield an opportunity to earn a bachelor's degrees in mechanical engineering technology and advanced manufacturing systems onsite at STCC starting in January. "To be able to partner like this with a premier university is just tremendous," said John B. Cook, president of the community college. "There is an interest in this degree from our students and from employers."

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    1. To be able to partner like this with a premier university is just tremendous.
    2. The advanced manufacturing sector is poised to add three and a half million jobs in the coming decade, but up to two million of those jobs are predicted to go unfilled because of the skills gap.
    3. Students will be able to finish their two-year degree and then stay right here on a campus they are familiar with to get their bachelor's degree from such a prestigious institution here in the evening, which is a huge win for our students
    4. We want to make sure that students coming out of the program will actually be marketable and will be able to get employment.
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