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    1. STCC Rolls out Child Development Associate Plus Program

      This fall, Springfield Technical Community College this fall will launch a new certificate program to help early childhood educators or school paraprofessionals take their careers to the next level. The Child Development Associate Plus (CDA Plus) certificate of completion is designed for educators who want to get their Child Development Associate credential and earn college credit at the same time.

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    2. Elms Professor Receives Google Grant for Computer Science Education Project

      Elms Professor Receives Google Grant for Computer Science Education Project

      A professor at Elms College has received a Google computer science research grant for $145,400 to lead research designed to broaden high-school students’ participation in computer science and programming courses, especially among underrepresented populations in the field, such as women and minorities. Beryl Hoffman, associate professor of Computer Science and co-chair of the Natural Science, Mathematics, and Technology Division at Elms College, is leading the one-year project, titled “Transitioning from AP Computer Science Principles (CSP) to AP CSA Java: Learning from CSP Successes.”

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    3. UMass Ranks Among Best in World for Patents Awarded

      Solidifying its reputation as a world-class research and innovation leader, UMass ranks 37th on the “Top 100 Worldwide Universities Granted U.S. Patents in 2018” list released by the National Academy of Inventors (NAI) and the Intellectual Property Owners Assoc. (IPO). This is the sixth consecutive year UMass has landed on the prestigious list, and the university rose eight places in this year’s rankings. With 58 patents awarded in calendar year 2018, UMass ranks first among public universities in New England, third overall in New England, and 30th overall in the U.S.

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    4. Savage Arms of Westfield and Conklin Office Furniture in Holyoke train workers through state grants

      Savage Arms of Westfield and Conklin Office Furniture in Holyoke train workers through state grants

      With $287,000 in state grant money, two local companies are having employees trained through Training & Workforce Options, a collaborative workforce development program at Springfield Technical Community College and Holyoke Community College.Westfield-based firearms manufacturer Savage Arms received $238,485 from the state’s Workforce Training Fund for customized training for 67 workers, according to a press release. Employees are training now on computer numerical control (CNC) machines at STCC’s Smith & Wesson Technology Applications Center, a machine-tool lab and classroom complex at the Springfield Technology Park.

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    5. Training & Workforce Options Helps Secure Funds to Train Workers at Two Companies

      Training & Workforce Options Helps Secure Funds to Train Workers at Two Companies

      Training & Workforce Options (TWO) helped obtain grants to train workers at Savage Arms in Westfield and Conklin Office Furniture in Holyoke. In March, the Baker-Polito administration announced the awarding of $7.48 million in Workforce Training Fund Program grants that will fund training for almost 6,000 workers and is expected to create more than 1,100 new jobs in the Commonwealth over the next two years. The awarded grants included $238,485 for customized training for 67 workers at Savage Arms and $48,820 to train 72 workers at Conklin Office Furniture.

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    6. Massachusetts Life Sciences Center offers startup money for new tech companies

      Massachusetts Life Sciences Center offers startup money for new tech companies

      Life sciences startups in Springfield, Amherst, Pittsfield, Lowell and Worcester can now get as much as $250,000 in early investment money through a new program announced Monday by the Massachusetts Life Sciences Center. The Massachusetts Life Sciences Center said its new Seed Fund will have $1 million available in its first year.

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    7. Westfield State, STCC announce biotechnology partnership

      Westfield State, STCC announce biotechnology partnership

      Springfield Technical Community College biotechnology students will soon have a seamless transition into the bachelor’s degree biology program at Westfield State University. The two colleges plan to announce Monday an agreement that allows graduates of Springfield Technical Community College’s biotechnology program to move directly into the bachelor of science degree program in biology with a concentration in biotechnology at Westfield State.

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    8. HCC Receives $1 Million Legacy Gift from Late Professor, Alumna Elaine Marieb

      HCC Receives $1 Million Legacy Gift from Late Professor, Alumna Elaine Marieb

      During her lifetime, Elaine Marieb donated more than $1.5 million to Holyoke Community College (HCC) in large and small amounts she once described as “tokens of gratitude” to the institution where she earned her nursing degree and taught biology for 24 years. Even after her death in December, Marieb’s generosity continues. HCC is the beneficiary of a $1 million legacy gift Marieb set up as part of her estate plan, money earmarked for HCC programs that support non-traditional-age students. The gift was officially announced on May 28 at HCC’s monthly board of trustees meeting, followed by the ...

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    9. MassMutual, 800 Springfield middle school students, celebrate financial literacy

      MassMutual, 800 Springfield middle school students, celebrate financial literacy

      It’s not enough to earn the money, says 13-year-old Aidan Quee of Springfield. You must know how to spend, and more importantly save, that money as well. "Budgeting is the most important thing," Quee, a seventh grader at the Springfield Renaissance School, said. "In the future I'm going to have to save for things I need, like books for school." Quee was one of the 800 Springfield students from 10 schools Wednesday, who attended a celebration of their having completed the MassMutual Foundation’s FutureSmart — a financial education program developed for middle school students.

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    10. STCC Offers Free STEM Starter Academy Summer Bridge Program

      Registration is open for Springfield Technical Community College’s free STEM Starter Academy Summer Bridge program, which runs from July 1 to Aug. 9, 8 a.m. to 1 p.m. Anyone interested must register by the June 14 deadline and be a Massachusetts high-school graduate in the class of 2017, 2018, or 2019; be a Massachusetts resident; submit an STCC admissions application for the fall 2019 semester; have a grade point average of 2.0 or above; have parent or guardian permission if under 18 years old; and submit a STEM Starter Academy application.

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    11. Bay Path Program with Japanese University Opens Doors to a New Culture

      Bay Path Program with Japanese University Opens Doors to a New Culture

      Bay Path University has a long history of forging paths for women to work together, and this year that involved helping students cross oceans and continents to learn from one another. Six students from Jissen Women’s University in Tokyo, Japan recently ventured to Bay Path to partake in a week of learning, adventure, and cultural interchange as a part of a new hybrid exchange program between the two universities. Bay Path was selected as one of only two U.S. institutions to take part as part of the TEamUP project pairing U.S. and Japanese institutions together to develop ...

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    12. ACC’s Advanced Manufacturing Technology Center Turns Training into Jobs — Quickly

      ACC’s Advanced Manufacturing Technology Center Turns Training into Jobs — Quickly

      With much of the manufacturing workforce starting to age out and a dearth of young people entering the field, companies have been struggling for some time to find the skilled employees they need to grow. One successful model changing the equation is the Advanced Manufacturing Technology Center at Asnuntuck Community College, which is placing students with a one-year certificate to work in good-paying careers — while meeting area companies’ critical talent needs. It is, in short, a true win-win.

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    13. Massachusetts Communities Receive $647,000 for Middle-school Exploration Programs

      In Western Mass., Monson Public Schools will launch the Careers in the Middle program, providing students in grades 6 to 8 with classroom lessons, field trips, and events that will expose them to career-awareness opportunities. “Monson is thrilled to be chosen by ASA to partner to provide additional resources that focus on our middle grades,” said Robert Bardwell, director of School Counseling and School-to-Career coordinator. “This grant will give us the opportunity to do more for our middle-level students and collect data that tells us which activities are best to facilitate and encourage career development early on.”

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    14. HCC Foundation Awards Record Number of Scholarships

      HCC Foundation Awards Record Number of Scholarships

      The Holyoke Community College Foundation awarded a record 231 scholarships to incoming, current, and graduating HCC students for the 2019-20 academic year, totaling nearly $250,000. The HCC community recognized the awardees along with the donors whose generosity makes those scholarships possible at a May 9 reception in the HCC Bartley Center for Athletics & Recreation. Longmeadow resident and HCC alumni donor Gregory Schneider, co-founder and chairman of 3BL Media in Northampton, and scholarship recipient and graduating art major Catherine Carija were the keynote speakers. 

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    15. Scholarships Available for STEM Studies at HCC

      Scholarships Available for STEM Studies at HCC

      Students enrolled full-time in chemistry, engineering, mathematics, physics, or other STEM fields at Holyoke Community College (HCC) may qualify for a National Science Foundation (NSF) scholarship of up to $10,000 a year toward tuition and fees.  Recipients of the scholarship become members of HCC’s STEM Scholars program and participate in field trips and benefit from other exclusive STEM-related events and activities each semester. The NSF STEM scholarship continues each semester students maintain good academic standing.

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    16. Greenfield Community College Foundation Awards $190,000 in Scholarships

      Greenfield Community College Foundation Awards $190,000 in Scholarships

      The Greenfield Community College (GCC) Foundation awarded 127 scholarships to GCC students at its 57th annual GCC Foundation scholarship awards ceremony. The awards totaled over $190,000, with an additional $100,000 to be distributed in the fall, all made possible by donor support of endowed and direct-funded named scholarships. The occasion is a time for members of the entire GCC community to come together to celebrate students’ academic achievements. Scholarship donors include private individuals, local businesses, corporations, faculty and staff, and alumni, and many were on hand to present their awards to the recipients.

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    17. GCC Awarded Grant to Improve Post-incarceration Workforce Outcomes

      GCC Awarded Grant to Improve Post-incarceration Workforce Outcomes

      Greenfield Community College (GCC) has been awarded $17,000 from the Commonwealth Corp. as part of an Executive Office of Labor and Workforce Development initiative to improve workforce outcomes among individuals returning to their communities after incarceration. The Program Design Capacity Building Grant is part of the Commonwealth Corp. Re-Entry Workforce Development Demonstration Program. The goal of the grant is to design a manufacturing workforce pipeline in Franklin, Hampshire, and Hampden counties that helps meet unmet manufacturing labor needs. The project aims to prepare returning citizens for careers in manufacturing by addressing systemic barriers to gainful employment for individuals post-incarceration ...

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    18. Meri Clark Honored for Teaching Excellence at Western New England University

      Meri Clark Honored for Teaching Excellence at Western New England University

      Meri Clark was named the recipient of the Excellence in Teaching Award at Western New England University (WNEU). Winners of the prestigious award are nominated by students, faculty, and administrators for outstanding contributions as educators and advisors. During the review process, current and former students praised Clark as somebody who possessed a “brilliant teaching manner” and a “champion of learning and understanding.” Students added that “her passion for history radiated throughout the classroom” and “she saw each student as a unique person with their own story, and she wanted to get to know that story.”

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    19. Western New England University to Convene 37th Annual Social Work Conference

      Western New England University to Convene 37th Annual Social Work Conference

      More than 350 professionals from throughout Western Mass. will gather on the campus of Western New England University on Wednesday, May 22 from 7 a.m. to 5 p.m. for the 37th annual Social Work Conference. The keynote speaker will be Jen Falcone, director of Businesses Against Human Trafficking. A survivor of child sexual abuse and trafficking as an adolescent, she will discuss her experiences and how utter devastation kick-started the healing that drives her life choices and professional work. Falcone will focus on launching a movement within the Springfield-area business community to address human trafficking.

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    20. American International College Introduces AIConversations Tonight

      American International College Introduces AIConversations Tonight

      American International College (AIC) will launch AIConversations, a discussion series highlighting important topics featuring members of the campus community, today, May 2, at 6 p.m. in the Stinger Pub on campus. The inaugural event will feature Lina Racicot, AIC’s director of Graduate Psychology, who oversees the forensic psychology and clinical psychology master’s-degree programs as well as the educational psychology and mental health counseling doctoral offerings for the college.

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    21. UMass, MassBio partner up to get biotech companies needed lab equipment

      UMass, MassBio partner up to get biotech companies needed lab equipment

      The Massachusetts Biotechnology Council, known as MassBio, and the University of Massachusetts in Amherst are partnering on an incubator so that local companies have more and cheaper access to research equipment. "They can use them as they need them, rent them," said Robert K. Coughlin, president and CEO of MassBIO. "This is really putting life sciences in Western Massachusetts on the map."

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