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The gap between the knowledge required by globally competitive Bay State employers and the knowledge offered by job seekers remains a major impediment to economic growth across Massachusetts. It is a gap that has persisted throughout the Great Recession, ranging from software companies that could hire dozens of programmers tomorrow but cannot find them, to precision manufacturers starved for young workers with the mathematical and mechanical skills to do high-tolerance machining.(Read Full Article)
The new facility was financed with $12 million in New Markets Tax Credit financing from Massachusetts Housing Investment Corp., with PeoplesBank and United Bank as investors. Financing for the project also came from a capital campaign and from tax-exempt bond proceeds lent to Elms College by a consortium of local banks, led by Chicopee Savings Bank.(Read Full Article)
Music to ears of the organizers behind the Women in Engineering & Computing Career Day, a program designed to open the eyes of high school girls to the opportunities in the scientific careers. In its 20th year, the event drew more than 300 girls along with counselors and teachers from high schools all over the state including, but not limited to, schools in Springfield, Westfield, Chicopee and Amherst in addition to Holyoke and Belchertown. Girls need role models in these careers, said Paula Rees, who holds an engineering doctorate and serves as director of the diversity programs office in the UMass ...(Read Full Article)
Springfield school district, volunteers and United Way discuss 'stay in school' initiative on WGBY's 'Connecting Point'
President and Chief Executive Officer of the United Way of Pioneer Valley Dora Robinson, Springfield School District's Patricia Spradley and Executive Director for Springfield School Volunteers Denise Cogman discuss Springfield's "Stay in School" initiative in an interview with Aliz Koletas, of WGBY's Connecting Point.(Read Full Article)
On Tuesday, the University of Massachusetts’ Innovation Challenge will hold its fall MinutePitch in the Flavin Auditorium at the Isenberg School of Management. The Innovation Challenge is designed to connect students of business and engineering with each other — and with donors from the private sector to develop products and ideas of the students’ design. The fall MinutePitch is one of four segments of the Innovation Challenge which are open to the public.(Read Full Article)
Some big things are happening in the technology program at Springfield Technical Community College. STCC is expanding its mechanical engineering technology building and that means more good paying jobs in the precision manufacturing field. Massachusetts Housing and Economic Development Secretary Greg Bialecki joined local officials in cutting the ribbon for the expansion of the mechanical engineering technology, or MET, program at STCC.(Read Full Article)
Dianne Fuller Doherty, Regional Director of the Massachusetts Small Business Development Center, explains, “We’re really focusing on how marketing is going mobile. More than 60 percent of web searches are done on smartphones. That is a fast change even from five years ago. For us to keep up, even a little a head of the curve, we are listening to these very smart, confident women tell us how to evolve with technology.”(Read Full Article)
“Big Y has long been dedicated to the education of the children in the communities we serve,” said Michele D’Amour, education partnership administrator. “The Education Express Program enables us to harness the power of our community and our shoppers to provide our local schools with the tools necessary to help educate tomorrow’s leaders.”(Read Full Article)
She spoke about Smith College’s environment for growth and understanding, underscoring the need to continue the struggle for women’s equality.
“We will continue to work for women’s full equality,” McCartney said. “We don’t yet live in a post-gendered world” but “there has been great progress.”(Read Full Article)
For the past six years the Massachusetts Latino Chamber of Commerce has sponsored a Latino Expo in Springfield.(Read Full Article)
Elms College is getting ready to open their new Center for Natural and Health Sciences. The 22,000 square foot building has a research laboratory, multiple lecture halls and several other labs for biology, chemistry and nursing students.
School officials told 22News the new facility will better prepare their students for careers in nursing, science and computer information technology.(Read Full Article)
Springfield's Mary Dryden Veterans Memorial School celebrates 5th graders taking 1st place in state for MCAS math scores
The "City of Firsts" nailed another notable achievement recently as the 5th grade class at Mary Dryden Veterans Memorial School in Springfield has ranked the best in Massachusetts in the math MCAS.(Read Full Article)
McCartney, most recently Harvard’s Graduate School Dean of Education, will be ceremonially installed as Smith’s 11th president amid much pomp and circumstance at 3 p.m. at the college’s indoor track and tennis facility. McCartney officially took over the post July 1 from Carol T. Christ, who stepped down after serving as Smith's president since 2002.(Read Full Article)
Dean Tech's $5.7 million upgrade in Holyoke showcased during state treasurer's visit to Western Massachusetts
State Treasurer Steven Grossman and authority Executive Director Jack McCarthy were among officials at Dean. They saw equipment that included science experiment stations for students equipped with gas and water, ventilation systems and cabinets of goggles, fire extinguishers and other safety supplies.(Read Full Article)
Evan Dobelle, president of Westfield State University, placed on administrative leave amid controversy over spending practices
WESTFIELD – Westfield State University President Evan Dobelle was placed on administrative leave pending an investigation of his spending practices at the university. An announcement was made around 12:30 a.m. Thursday following a marathon session of the Board of Trustees...(Read Full Article)
In the spirit of the presenting ideas worth spreading, the independently organized TEDx Springfield event scheduled Friday is aiming to enlighten with nearly 20 diverse speakers talking about the nature of innovation.(Read Full Article)
Solid plans for a University of Massachusetts satellite campus in downtown Springfield, plans including a specific location and an outline of the course and degree offerings and how the facility would be funded, should be out in about four weeks, university president Robert L. Caret told reporters Tuesday on a visit to Springfield Technical Community College.(Read Full Article)
Annual UMass bus tour with President Robert Caret rolls into Springfield, Hadley before heading east
University of Massachusetts President Robert L. Caret is again embarking on a mobile listening tour to hear from community leaders while simultaneously trumpeting what he believes is the vital statewide role played by the five-campus public school system. Caret and Henry M. Thomas III, chairman of the university's board of trustees, will be joined by other UMass administrators during what has become an annual cross-state bus tour, which begins Tuesday with stops in Springfield and Hadley. The taking-it-to-the-streets tactic was launched two years ago by Caret, who uses the face-to-face meetings with mayors and community and business leaders to ...(Read Full Article)
We believe that there are greater things to come as Danny Warwick begins his second full year on the job. His leadership and willingness to try new approaches in an effort to raise the bar for Springfield students is the breath of fresh air the city schools need.(Read Full Article)
- She told BusinessWest she was comfortable with the institution long before she actually toured it, and even well before her first two interviews for the position, the first via Skype and the second at a hotel at Bradley International Airport — although those sessions and her subsequent visit certainly reinforced her opinion.
She liked the feel and the fit so much that she quickly terminated a quest for another college president’s position to focus all her energies on this one.
The primary reason why is the culture that pervades the school, one summed up by its motto (“Spirit Mind Body ... (Read Full Article)
Springfield Technical Community College and Holyoke Community College signed an articulation agreement recently which will benefit students transferring from Holyoke’s medical billing certificate program to Springfield’s medical coding and billing specialist associate degree program.(Read Full Article)
Under this agreement, credits completed in Holyoke’s medical billing certificate program will transfer to the Springfield program, allowing students who may have initially decided to complete the certificate program to transfer seamlessly to a degree program.
Springfield Schools Superintendent Daniel Warwick touts students' gains in academics, attendance, behavior
Superintendent of Schools Daniel J. Warwick unveiled his annual report on the state of the public school system on Thursday, saying the statistics show significant improvements in academic achievement, attendance and behavior. “We feel the data proves we are moving in the right direction in every area,” Warwick said. “I think it speaks to the forward momentum of the school system. We are working very hard to execute our strategic plan and we will continue to move the school system forward.”(Read Full Article)