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    1. Tech Foundry Recruits a More Diverse Student Body

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      Tech Foundry Recruits a More Diverse Student Body

      When it was founded in 2013, Tech Foundry, a program conceived to create a steady pipeline of workers for the IT sector, focused primarily on area high-school students. But research — and experience — revealed that these young people were choosing other destinations (especially area colleges) rather than area technology firms. So today, the classrooms feature a much more diverse group of students.

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      Mentions:   University of Massachusetts   Springfield Technical Community College   Springfield

    2. Region's community colleges play pivotal role in workforce training

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      Region's community colleges play pivotal role in workforce training

      There was a time when a college degree or a high-school diploma was the only ticket a worker needed to enjoy a lifetime of middle-class comfort and security. Those days are long gone, according to Jeremiah Riordan, Springfield Technical Community College's new interim vice president of workforce training, and his colleague Paul Sheehan, director of workforce development. In response, community colleges, including STCC, Holyoke and Greenfield community colleges, along with continuing to offer affordable pathways to a bachelor's degree, are redefining and expanding their roles as vehicles for lifelong learning and, in the process, helping to drive the ...

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      Mentions:   Holyoke Community College   Springfield Technical Community College   Greenfield Community College

    3. Seeking generous tech experts: Springfield's Tech Foundry job training nonprofit looks for volunteer instructors

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      Seeking generous tech experts: Springfield's Tech Foundry job training nonprofit looks for volunteer instructors

      Tech Foundry, a nonprofit technology job training program based in Springfield, is seeking IT professionals willing to serve as volunteer instructors as demand for its services grows. "It's simple, our success increases our need for instructors," Tech Foundry Director of Curriculum and Programs Alex Schwartz said in a statement. "Student demand and employer demand are both increasing and we need to continue to build our infrastructure to meet that demand."

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      Mentions:   University of Massachusetts   Baystate Health   Springfield

    4. Tech Foundry job training nonprofit celebrates third anniversary in Springfield

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      Tech Foundry job training nonprofit celebrates third anniversary in Springfield

      Springfield's Tech Foundry job training nonprofit celebrated its third anniversary Tuesday evening, as the program's backers touted its progress to a crowd of community stakeholders, former students and business leaders. Tech Foundry Director of Strategic Partnerships Jonathan Edwards and founder Delcie Bean described the nonprofit's successes, which include a 65 percent job placement rate for students seeking IT work, Tech Foundry said in a press release. Mike Knapik, the head of Governor Charlie Baker's Springfield office, former Secretary of Housing and Economic Development Greg Bialecki and Baystate Health Services IT Director Patrick Streck also spoke at ...

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      Mentions:   Baystate Health   Springfield

    5. Wired West unveils new vision for broadband fiber network in 27 rural communities

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      Wired West unveils new vision for broadband fiber network in 27 rural communities

      Wired West is still pushing for a fiber-to-the-home network spanning up to 27 towns. Its leaders are still touting fiber as a blazing-fast, future-proof technology, and say the regional concept would be more economical than one where each town goes it alone. But now, following a shift in state policy, they propose to merely operate the network instead of trying to do everything themselves, including actually stringing cable on utility poles.

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      Mentions:   Comcast   Northampton   Westfield

    6. Six internet companies vie for $20 million in rural broadband grants

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      Six internet companies vie for $20 million in rural broadband grants

      State officials have unveiled grant proposals from six companies that hope to provide broadband internet service to as many as 40 unserved Massachusetts towns. The applications from Charter Communications, Comcast, Crocker Communications, Fiber Connect, Mid Hudson Data Corp. and Westfield Gas & Electric (Whip City Fiber) were submitted in response to a Nov. 18 solicitation from the Massachusetts Broadband Institute, or MBI, which has allocated $19,680,000 to subsidize the cost of deploying rural broadband. The deadline for submitting applications was Jan. 11.

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      Mentions:   Comcast   Massachusetts Technology Collaborative   Amherst

    7. FIT Staffing to Host Job Fair for IT Professionals Jan. 26

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      FIT Staffing to Host Job Fair for IT Professionals Jan. 26

      Are you an experienced IT professional seeking your next career move? FIT Staffing will host a job fair from 2 to 4 p.m. on Thursday, Jan. 26 at the UMass Center at Tower Square, 1500 Main St., in downtown Springfield. Job Fair 2.0 will provide attendees with the opportunity to connect with employers in the Western Mass. and Hartford County areas who are seeking talented IT professionals for their organizations. Participating companies in the healthcare, finance, manufacturing, and insurance industries will be looking for qualified candidates for their mid- to senior-level IT roles.

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      Mentions:   University of Massachusetts   Springfield

    8. Splash Marketing and Creative Welcomes Digital Marketing Manager

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      Splash Marketing and Creative Welcomes Digital Marketing Manager

      Splash Marketing and Creative, a full-service marketing agency located in Westfield, announced its recent hire of Andrea Gauvin, who has joined the team as digital marketing manager. In this role, Gauvin will manage the digital assets for business clients, including, but not limited to, websites, SEO/SEM, blogging, social media, and digital ad campaigns. Gauvin has been in the marketing and communications field for more than seven years within the nonprofit, retail, and healthcare industries. Prior to assuming this role with Splash Marketing and Creative, she was marketing and communications manager at HealthyCT, a nonprofit health-insurance company located in Wallingford ...

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      Mentions:   Springfield   Westfield   Bay Path College

    9. Coding explored by 36 Holyoke Girls Inc. members at high performance computing center (photos)

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      Coding explored by 36 Holyoke Girls Inc. members at high performance computing center (photos)

      The computing center is an academic research facility located on Bigelow Street downtown. That's where the 36 high-schoolers from the Girls Inc. of Holyoke Eureka! Program participated in a workshop about codes and cryptography presented by Holyoke Codes on Dec. 10. Eureka! Scholars spend time on the University of Massachusetts campus in Amherst experiencing laboratory activities in science, technology, engineering and math, the press release said. With the realization that being able to use technology is vital, Holyoke Codes provides opportunities for students to be involved in coding, robotics and technology. Coding is the strings of letters, numbers and ...

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      Mentions:   University of Massachusetts   Amherst   Holyoke

    10. Three rural communities get $1.9 million in state broadband money

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      Three rural communities get $1.9 million in state broadband money

      Three rural western Massachusetts communities without high-speed Internet could be on their way to joining the 21st century. The Massachusetts Broadband Institute last week approved $1.9 million in grants to support rural broadband deployment in Warwick, Alford, and Otis. Warwick will overhaul an older municipal wireless network to achieve broadband speeds across multiple spectrums, including Verizon 4G LTE, according to the state's Executive Office of Housing and Economic Development. Alford and Otis will implement municipal fiber-to-the-home networks.

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      Mentions:   Comcast   Massachusetts Broadband Institute

    11. Mass Tech Collaborative signs cybersecurity agreement with Israeli nonprofit | masslive.com

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      Mass Tech Collaborative signs cybersecurity agreement with Israeli nonprofit | masslive.com

      The Massachusetts Technology Collaborative signed a memorandum of understanding with the Israeli company CyberSpark. The organizations will work together to focus on both health care technology and cybersecurity.  'Massachusetts and Israel each maintain highly skilled workforces, eager investors, and innovative economies that make us natural partners ready to lead on the future of cybersecurity,' Baker said in a statement.

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      Mentions:   Massachusetts Technology Collaborative

    12. Massachusetts seeks bids to extend broadband internet to 40 WMass towns

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      Massachusetts seeks bids to extend broadband internet to 40 WMass towns

      State officials are soliciting bids from private companies to build out broadband internet connections in 40 Western Massachusetts towns. The bid request is part of an effort by Gov. Charlie Baker's administration over the last six months to revive and revitalize state government's efforts to provide broadband internet to all homes in Massachusetts. "About six to eight months ago, the dynamic started to change because the administration took a hands-on approach over at (the Massachusetts Broadband Institute)," said Senate President Stan Rosenberg, D-Amherst, whose district includes many of the underserved towns. "Communities in my district are seeing a ...

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      Mentions:   Governor Deval L. Patrick   Amherst   Massachusetts Broadband Institute

    13. Springfield start-up seeks to keep hospitals in the black

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      Springfield start-up seeks to keep hospitals in the black

      he state of healthcare is changing. Hospitals across the United States are operating with smaller budgets and fewer beds or closing outright. A new start-up in the city is working with hospitals and healthcare providers to keep the doors open.  Prophit Insight is a software and analytics company that helps healthcare providers improve profitability.  Kym and Michael Arian founded the company in 2015 seeking an answer. After more than two decades of working in the field, Michael wondered, "Why don't hospitals have traditional sales profits? What makes them so different?"

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      Mentions:   MassMutual   Springfield   Valley Venture Mentors

    14. TechSpring Succeeds in Connecting Technology with Healthcare

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      TechSpring Succeeds in Connecting Technology with Healthcare

      When TechSpring opened two years ago in downtown Springfield, its leaders knew they were flying blind, at least at first. That’s how uncharted this territory was. But the concept — connecting technology companies, large and small, with the region’s largest health system to solve pressing problems — proved a compelling one, and today, TechSpring has numerous success stories to tell. It’s a conversation, they say, that needs to continue.  Eric Harry says genomics is one of those “sexy” areas of healthcare, and scientists are certainly engaged in exciting work to learn how genes influence disease.

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      Mentions:   Governor Deval L. Patrick   Massachusetts Life Sciences Center   Baystate Health

    15. Paragus IT celebrates employee stock ownership plan with Harpoon Beer founder Dan Kenary | masslive.com

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      Paragus IT celebrates employee stock ownership plan with Harpoon Beer founder Dan Kenary | masslive.com

      Paragus IT will celebrate Friday its employee stock ownership program along with the beer entrepreneur who helped inspire it.  In June, Paragus announced an employee stock ownership program (ESOP) valued at approximately $1.6 million. The plan distributes ownership of 40 percent of the company to its more than 40 employees.

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    16. Bay Path Cybersecurity Summit Taps Fidelity Investments Executive - BusinessWest

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      Bay Path Cybersecurity Summit Taps Fidelity Investments Executive - BusinessWest

      Cybersecurity is no longer just a technology problem — it has become a business differentiator. As the topic is discussed around the table of company boards and government task forces, the face of cybersecurity professionals is changing as well.  At Bay Path University’s fourth annual Cybersecurity Summit, “The Business of Cybersecurity,” Jillian Munro will share her experiences and observations from throughout her career of the different facets of that new face, highlighting how non-traditional skills now apply in the area of cybersecurity. The summit takes place Friday, Nov. 4 in Blake Student Commons on the university’s Longmeadow campus. Breakfast ...

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    17. UMass gets $5M from state for cybersecurity

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      UMass gets $5M from state for cybersecurity

      The state has awarded the University of Massachusetts $5 million for computer equipment to power its data science and cybersecurity initiatives in Springfield and Amherst, which are already supported by MassMutual. Think of computer programs that teach themselves to work better by studying examples of their own calculations, said Andrew Kachites McCallum, UMass professor and director of the Center for Data Science. These new graphic processing units, which will be installed at the Massachusetts Green High Performance Computing Center in Holyoke, learn lessons in days that it took earlier technologies months to learn.

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      Mentions:   University of Massachusetts   MassMutual   Springfield

    18. STCC to Offer Training in Fiber Optics

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      STCC to Offer Training in Fiber Optics

      odern telephones, Internet, and cable television are connected to fiber optic cables, which can ferry much more information than old-fashioned copper wires. Due to the growing demand for optical fibers, the telecommunications industry needs certified fiber optic technicians to install, maintain and repair its vast networks. And to help meet the demand for employees in this growing field, Springfield Technical Community College offers affordable training. The college has been running a Certified Fiber Optics Technician Course for the past several years. The next three-part introductory course takes place Sept. 12, 13 and 14 between 8 a.m. and 5 p ...

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      Mentions:   Springfield Technical Community College   Springfield

    19. Welcome to the fiberhood: Westfield Gas + Electric's Whip City Fiber expanding high-speed internet access

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      Welcome to the fiberhood: Westfield Gas + Electric's Whip City Fiber expanding high-speed internet access

      Westfield Gas + Electric's Whip City Fiber continues to bring high-speed internet access to sections of the city, part of a controlled, neighborhood-by-neighborhood rollout plan. The latest areas to get the service are Knollwood Acres, Hillside/Plantation, Paper Mill Road/Joseph Heights, and Springdale/Holyoke Road, according to Whip City officials. "We are very excited at the response we've received about Whip City Fiber," Dan Howard, general manager of Westfield Gas + Electric, said in a statement Friday.

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      Mentions:   Holyoke   Westfield

    20. Banks Face Rising Need for IT Talent

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      Banks Face Rising Need for IT Talent

      Steven Lowell occasionally visits high-school career days and speaks with students, so he knows how young people perceive banking jobs.  “Everyone thinks of the bank as either the teller or the loan officer,” said Lowell, president of Monson Savings Bank. Which is why students with an aptitude for information technology (IT) typically don’t think of the financial world as a viable career choice.

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      Mentions:   Berkshire Bank   Monson Savings Bank

    21. Paragus IT founder Delcie Bean gives 40% of computer company to employees

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      Paragus IT founder Delcie Bean gives 40% of computer company to employees

       Paragus Strategic IT founder Delcie Bean has given 40 percent of the company's stock to its 40 employees in a deal valued at $1.6 million. Bean said in a statement: "I knew this was the right decision for myself and for Paragus because Paragus is a company that owes 100 percent of its success to the hard work of its incredible employees, or partners as I like to call them. As the only shareholder, I knew that anything I could do to further that spirit and attract new talent would be a sound investment. That's why it ...

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      Mentions:   Springfield   Amherst

    22. New Mass. broadband chair stresses 'flexible' solutions for each town

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      New Mass. broadband chair stresses 'flexible' solutions for each town

      Peter Larkin said Massachusetts Broadband Institute will work with every town individually to determine the best way to extend broadband internet to each community. "We're walking the communities through this one by one," Larkin said. There are currently 44 towns, mostly in rural parts of Western Massachusetts, that have no access to high-speed internet. The state instituted the so-called Last Mile Program, run by the Massachusetts Broadband Institute, to connect every home to broadband internet.

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      Mentions:   Massachusetts Broadband Institute

    23. Harvard University to use $1.6 million investment at Holyoke computing center to study topics like brain, Chinese censorship | masslive.com

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      Harvard University to use $1.6 million investment at Holyoke computing center to study topics like brain, Chinese censorship | masslive.com

      Harvard is one of the partners in the Massachusetts Green High Performance Computing Center on Bigelow Street where McCullough and other officials announced Wednesday an expansion to boost Harvard's computing capacity and storage.  'I don't think you realize the massive size of what you have here in Holyoke,' McCullough said.  Harvard is using the tens of thousands of computers in the acre-sized computer room at the center for various projects. The blinking lights visible on the rows of black racks show the digestions of data, he said.

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      Mentions:   Holyoke

    24. Harvard University plans $1.6 million expansion at Holyoke computing center | masslive.com

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      Harvard University plans $1.6 million expansion at Holyoke computing center | masslive.com

      The Massachusetts Green High Performance Computing Center today will announce a $1.6 million expansion related to computing capacity and storage.  The expansion won't involve construction of new buildings or additional employees at the 90,000-square-foot site. The computing center was built three years ago with the intention of unused space inside being available for expansion, Executive Director John T. Goodhue said Tuesday in a phone interview.  'It's an enhancement of the existing building,' Goodhue said.  Nearly 20 people locally will be employed during the installation of new computing equipment, he said.

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      Mentions:   Holyoke

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