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    1. STCC partners with AMR to offer EMT training

      STCC partners with AMR to offer EMT training

      In partnership with American Medical Response Inc. (AMR), Springfield Technical Community College (STCC) will offer a free EMT training course starting Tuesday. “The workforce right now is hurting for EMTs and paramedics so it benefits AMR not only to sponsor students to become EMTs but then in return, they work for us when they become EMTs to help us with that workforce shortage,” said Emily Chandler, manager of the EMS program.

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    2. Western New England University Debuts Oscar Sort Intuitive Trash Robot

      Western New England University Debuts Oscar Sort Intuitive Trash Robot

      Western New England University (WNE) is the first U.S. institution of higher education to feature Oscar Sort, an AI-driven, intuitive, trash-sorting robot. This intuitive robot educates the campus community at the point of recycling and disposal and helps them to better understand how waste is measured, reduced, and eventually eliminated. Oscar Sort is a signature product of Intuitive AI, a startup company founded by two students at Simon Fraser University in Canada. Oscar uses a display screen and AI camera to identify recycling from trash and instructs users which bin to use when disposing of waste.

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    3. MassDevelopment’s $106.7 Million Bond Catapults Springfield College Projects

      MassDevelopment’s $106.7 Million Bond Catapults Springfield College Projects

      MassDevelopment has issued a $106,675,000 tax-exempt bond on behalf of Springfield College, which will use proceeds to fund several capital projects. The college will use $45,095,000 to build and equip a new environmentally friendly and sustainable, 76,000-square-foot health sciences building; this portion of the financing received the Green Bond designation by Kestrel Verifiers, which are approved verifiers accredited by the Climate Bonds Initiative. The college will use the remaining proceeds to build an academic quad and campus pavilion; renovate classrooms, residence halls, administrative buildings, and the existing health sciences building; improve a steam-plant facility; upgrade ...

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    4. Exciting news from Bay Path University's MS in Cybersecurity program!

      Exciting news from Bay Path University's MS in Cybersecurity program!

      Increasingly we are learning that cyber threats are posing serious challenges to businesses and governments. Today, the need for cybersecurity professionals far outpaces the supply. In response, Bay Path University has added new, career-focused concentrations to its MS in Cybersecurity program! These new concentrations include Cyber Defense, Digital Forensics, and Generalist

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    5. Welcome to HCC Careers

      Welcome to HCC Careers

      You can now apply online by clicking on the job title you are interested in and clicking on the 'Apply' link! After viewing the Job Description, click the 'Apply' tab. If this is the first time you are applying using our online job application, you will need to create an account and select a Username and Password.

      Special Instructions to Applicants: To be considered for a position, you must create an on-line application. Your skills, abilities, qualifications, and years of experience will be evaluated using only what is recorded on your application. Please note: attaching a resume does not substitute ...

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    6. Holyoke Community College’s STEM Scholarship Deadline Is Jan. 7

      Holyoke Community College’s STEM Scholarship Deadline Is Jan. 7

      Students enrolled full-time in chemistry, biology, engineering, mathematics, physics, or other STEM fields at Holyoke Community College (HCC) have until Friday, Jan. 7 to apply for a National Science Foundation scholarship of up to $10,000 per year. Through HCC, the National Science Foundation Scholarship offers, on average, $6,500 per year to qualified full-time students and prorated amounts for part-time students. New and current HCC students are encouraged to apply. The application deadline for the spring 2022 semester is the end of the day on Jan. 7.

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    7. Governor Signs $4 Billion Federal COVID-19 Relief Funding Spending Bill

      Governor Signs $4 Billion Federal COVID-19 Relief Funding Spending Bill

      Gov. Charlie Baker signed a $4 billion spending plan on Monday to support continued recovery across key priority areas, making substantial investments in housing and home ownership, healthcare, workforce development, premium pay for essential workers, and infrastructure. The funding, first proposed by the Baker-Polito administration in June, will put to work a portion of the Commonwealth’s direct federal aid from the American Rescue Plan Act (ARPA). “The pandemic has had a significant impact on Massachusetts workers, families, communities, and businesses for nearly two years, and today’s signing directs billions of dollars in relief toward those hardest hit across ...

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    8. HCC Culinary Arts Program Ranked Among Best in U.S.

      HCC Culinary Arts Program Ranked Among Best in U.S.

      The Culinary Arts program at Holyoke Community College (HCC) has been ranked among the best in the U.S., according to Best Choice Schools, an online college resource guide. HCC placed 50th among the Best Culinary Schools in America for 2021, a list that also includes such esteemed institutions as the Culinary Institute of America, which has branches in New York, California, and Texas. HCC’s culinary program ranked third in New England after Johnson & Wales in Providence, R.I., and Southern Maine Community College in Portland.

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    9. HCC Jump Start Program Earns National Recognition

      HCC Jump Start Program Earns National Recognition

      Holyoke Community College (HCC) has been named a finalist for a national Bellwether Award in recognition of Jump Start, the college’s job-training and placement program for people who receive public assistance. HCC was one of 10 U.S. colleges selected as a finalist by the Bellwether College Consortium in its Workforce Development category, which identifies strategic alliances that promote community and economic development. Bellwether finalists represent leading community colleges whose programs and practices are considered outstanding and innovative. The Bellwether Awards are widely regarded as one of the nation’s most competitive and prestigious recognition for community colleges.

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    10. Western New England University Offers New MS Program in Pharmacogenomics

      Western New England University Offers New MS Program in Pharmacogenomics

      The College of Pharmacy and Health Sciences at Western New England University (WNE) announced a new master of science degree in pharmacogenomics degree starting in the fall of 2022. Pharmacogenomics is a fast-growing field that helps medical practitioners prescribe personalized treatment plans to patients based on how they may respond to medications due to their DNA sequence. Pharmacogenomics supports personalized or precision medicine, which explores a patient’s genetics, environment, and lifestyle as a way to craft a treatment plan that will best suit the patient. The goal of this modern approach to medication therapy is to limit adverse effects ...

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    11. WNE Center for Social Justice to Present Director of ACLU’s Women’s Rights Project

      WNE Center for Social Justice to Present Director of ACLU’s Women’s Rights Project

      The Western New England University (WNE) School of Law’s Center for Social Justice and Springfield Public Forum will present an interview with Ria Tabacco Mar, director of ACLU’s Women’s Rights Project, on Tuesday, Nov. 16 from 12:30 to 1:30 p.m. as part of the Center for Social Justice’s Gervino-Ward LGBTQ+ Speaker Series, which provides a venue for conversations about legal issues significant to the LGBTQ+ community. The virtual event is free and open to the public. Pre-registration for this event is required by clicking here.

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    12. Bay Path University to Celebrate 125 Years of Career-focused Learning

      Bay Path University to Celebrate 125 Years of Career-focused Learning

      Bay Path University announced the kickoff of a yearlong celebration, marking its 125th year of providing workforce-aligned, career-focused education. Throughout 2022-23, the university will explore its unique history and share goals for the future through the theme “Reimagine: Possibility,” which will highlight Bay Path’s evolution from a local business institute to an innovative university serving diverse populations of learners across the country.

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    13. Teach Western Mass offers programs to diversify the education workforce

      Teach Western Mass offers programs to diversify the education workforce

      Licensed educators in Holyoke and Springfield are being offered a certified program to help develop a culturally relevant curriculum for students in the region’s highest-need schools. Teach Western Mass has launched an official licensure one-year program for aspiring educators and licensed educators to excel at building relationships and connecting with students, by developing curriculum that is culturally relevant. The program also provides support to help teachers find jobs and excel in a classroom setting.

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    14. STCC awarded $130-K workforce development grant

      STCC awarded $130-K workforce development grant

      The state Department of Higher Education has awarded Springfield Technical Community College (STCC) $130,000 a Training Resources and Internships Network (TRAIN) grant. The money will be used to help people who are under- or unemployed train for careers in healthcare services. “This grant will allow STCC to train 50 people through an in-person non-credit program in four skills and critical roles that are in high demand throughout the Pioneer Valley: memory care, home health aide, CPR and certified nursing assistant,” said Gladys Franco, assistant vice president of Workforce Development at STCC.

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    15. Springfield College, UMass Law Launch Accelerated Law Degree Program

      Springfield College, UMass Law Launch Accelerated Law Degree Program

      Springfield College and the University of Massachusetts Law School – Dartmouth have finalized a 3+3 agreement that will create new, accelerated opportunities for Springfield College students to attain a law degree. As part of the agreement, Springfield College pre-law students will spend three years working toward their undergraduate degree before enrolling at UMass Law, where they will begin taking law courses that fulfill their remaining undergraduate requirements while beginning their legal education.

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    16. Holyoke Community College receives $1 million grant

      Holyoke Community College receives $1 million grant

      Holyoke Community College recently announced their receipt of nearly $1 million grant from the National Science Foundation to create a new engineering pathways program. The program will be designed to boost the numbers of Latinx and women engineers working in the field. With the assistance of the $956,458 grant, paid over four years, HCC plans to design an accelerated, one-year engineering certificate program. The program will partner with high-tech research organizations to offer paid internships to students meeting the criteria.

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    17. State-of-the-art LEAP@WNE Training Center Established

      State-of-the-art LEAP@WNE Training Center Established

      The Western New England University (WNE) College of Engineering Laboratory for Education and Application Prototypes (LEAP), a state-of-the-art optics/photonics training center, has been established through a grant of $2,581,109 from the Massachusetts Center for Advanced Manufacturing (CAM). LEAP@WNE is part of a national effort to advance state-of-the-art manufacturing with the American Institute for Manufacturing (AIM) Photonics consortium.

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    18. HCC Receives $1 Million Grant to Build New Engineering Program

      HCC Receives $1 Million Grant to Build New Engineering Program

      Holyoke Community College (HCC) has been awarded nearly $1 million from the National Science Foundation (NSF) to create a new engineering pathways program to help boost the numbers of Latinx and women engineers working in the field. The grant — $956,458 over four years — will allow HCC to design an accelerated, one-year engineering certificate program that will culminate in paid internships with high-tech research organizations such as the renowned Brookhaven National Laboratory in New York.

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    19. STCC invests in program helping Black, Latino men succeed

      STCC invests in program helping Black, Latino men succeed

      While he was a high school student, Miguel Maria took dual enrollment courses at Springfield Technical Community College. “I credit STCC for opening the doors of higher education for me,” said Maria, who went on to get his bachelor’s and master’s degrees from Westfield State University.

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    20. Western New England University to Host NEACAC Regional College Fair on Oct. 5

      Western New England University to Host NEACAC Regional College Fair on Oct. 5

      Western New England University (WNE) will host a college fair sponsored by the New England Assoc. for College Admission Counseling on Tuesday, Oct. 5 from 6 to 8 p.m. in the Caprio Alumni Healthful Living Center located at 1215 Wilbraham Road, Springfield. Representatives from more than 100 colleges and universities will be available to speak with high-school students and their parents about their respective institutions and the college-admission process. The event is free and open to the public. Masks are currently required.

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    21. Bay Path University Recognized by U.S. News for Innovation, Social Mobility

      Bay Path University Recognized by U.S. News for Innovation, Social Mobility

      U.S. News & World Report’s 2022 Best Colleges ranks Bay Path University as a top-performing school for both social mobility and innovation in the Regional North Universities category. In the report released on Sept. 13, Bay Path is ranked 26th in Social Mobility, increasing its standing by 42 spots from 2021. Social mobility recognizes the university’s strength at helping economically disadvantaged students succeed and graduate. Bay Path also ranks ninth, moving up three spots, on the 2022 Best Colleges list of Most Innovative Universities in the North Region. In both of these categories, Bay Path was selected from ...

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    22. Elms College Ranked in Three Categories of U.S. News & World Report Listings

      Elms College Ranked in Three Categories of U.S. News & World Report Listings

      Elms College improved its ranking on U.S. News & World Report’s 2022 list of Best Regional Universities (North). The college moved to number 85 out of 171 other northern regional colleges and universities, up from number 93 in 2021. “I am delighted that Elms College is now ranked on three lists from U.S. News & World Report: Best Regional Universities (North), Undergraduate Nursing Programs, and Top Performers on Social Mobility (North),” Elms College President Harry Dumay said. “This strong showing is a testament to our dedicated faculty and the top-notch education we provide to our students.”

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