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    1. HCC Secures Grant to Create Hotel Training Lab

      HCC Secures Grant to Create Hotel Training Lab

      Holyoke Community College (HCC) secured a $35,000 grant to establish a hotel training lab on the second floor of the HCC MGM Culinary Arts Institute. The award, announced by Gov. Charlie Baker and other administration officials, comes from the Massachusetts Skills Capital Grant Program, which funds the purchase of new equipment for educational initiatives linked to workforce needs. The lab will be set up like a hotel reception area with front desk and adjoining guest room and equipped with up-to-date technology and software. It will be used for non-credit workforce-training programs as well as credit-based associate degree and certificate ...

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    2. Isenberg School Expansion Makes Powerful, Practical Statement - BusinessWest

      Isenberg School Expansion Makes Powerful, Practical Statement - BusinessWest

      The Isenberg Innovation Hub, a $62 million expansion and renovation of the business school’s facilities on the UMass Amherst campus, will open its doors to students later this month. The building’s exterior design is stunning, and it gives a new face to Isenberg and perhaps the university, but the architects have made it functional as well.

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    3. Teach Western Mass Receives $250,000 Barr Foundation Grant

      Teach Western Mass Receives $250,000 Barr Foundation Grant

      Teach Western Mass has been awarded a $250,000 grant from the Barr Foundation that will allow the education nonprofit to make investments in strategic planning and capacity-building efforts. Launched in 2015, Teach Western Mass is a nonprofit organization focused on improving the volume, quality, and diversity of teacher candidates in Western Mass.

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    4. Education to Employment Program Closes Gaps in Many Ways

      Education to Employment Program Closes Gaps in Many Ways

      Fortunately, the elective led to an opportunity to take an EMT class at the Holyoke Community College satellite located at the Education to Employment (E2E) site on Main Street in Ware. He and fellow Ware High students who finished the high-school elective are now contemplating a career in fire science and emergency medicine. Baystate Wing Hospital Corp., one of the E2E’s local business partners, provided a matching grant that covered half the tuition and textbooks for the EMT course for each of the students.

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    5. So what is a college degree worth?

      So what is a college degree worth?

      So what is a college degree worth? The answer depends on whom you ask.

      Fewer than half of the adults surveyed in a Gallup Poll earlier this year had “a great deal” or “quite a lot” of confidence in the nation’s college and universities. When business executives and hiring managers were asked the question this past spring by Hart Research Associates on behalf of the Association of American Colleges and Universities, in a recently released survey funded by Newman’s Own Foundation, the answer was a world apart: 63 percent expressed quite a lot or a great deal of ...

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    6. Hampshire College Seeks Partner, Grapples with Future

      Hampshire College Seeks Partner, Grapples with Future

      Citing financial strain, Hampshire College on Tuesday outlined its desire to merge with another educational institution. The school is also evaluating whether to admit a freshman class for the fall. The news came in an e-mail from President Miriam Nelson. “I’m announcing today our intent to find a long-term partner that can help us achieve a thriving and sustainable future for Hampshire,” she wrote. “With the guidance and passion of Hampshire’s trustees we’ve begun a process to seek a strategic partnership to address the challenges we’ve faced as an underendowed institution, really from our very first ...

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    7. HCC, Westfield State Announce Nursing Degree Partnership

      Officials from Holyoke Community College (HCC) and Westfield State University signed a dual admission agreement this week that streamlines the process for students who want to continue their nursing educations at Westfield State after earning an associate degree in nursing at HCC.  The RN-to-BSN completion program partnership was announced during a ceremony at HCC’s Center for Health Education on Jarvis Avenue in Holyoke, home to the college’s RN (registered nurse) and LPN (licensed practical nursing) programs and medical simulation center.

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    8. Holyoke, Amherst public schools receive $300K bilingual education grant

      Holyoke, Amherst public schools receive $300K bilingual education grant

      Amherst and Holyoke public schools will share a $300,000 bilingual education grant, the superintendents of the two districts said in a joint statement Friday. The money was awarded by the state Department of Elementary and Secondary Education. Michael Morris is Amherst school superintendent. Stephen Zrike is Holyoke schools' state-appointed receiver.

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    9. Springfield Leadership Institute to Begin 2019 Session on Feb. 28

      The 2019 Springfield Leadership Institute will focus on core management and leadership skills for increasing personal and organizational effectiveness. The practical and applied program will equip participants with the knowledge and skills to take their leadership to the next level. The Institute, which begins on Feb. 28, runs through June 6 on Thursdays from 1 to 4:30 p.m., and is directed by Robert Kleine III, dean of the Western New England University College of Business, and Associate Professor Stacie Chappell, who has a strong background in leadership development and consulting to a variety of organizations. The program is ...

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    10. First Lego League Sends Kids on a Journey of Learning

      First Lego League Sends Kids on a Journey of Learning

      Seeing a group of middle-schoolers design, build, and program robots that perform specific, detailed tasks on cue is an impressive sight. But the impact of the FIRST LEGO League, which boasts teams in numerous schools throughout Western Mass., goes far beyond engineering training. It’s also teaching young people communication skills, teamwork, and confidence — all key traits to take into whatever career they choose, whether in the STEM fields or not.

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    11. STCC hires vice president of advancement and external affairs

      STCC hires vice president of advancement and external affairs

      Springfield Technical Community College has named its first ever vice president of advancement and external affairs. STCC president John B. Cook announced the appointment of Denise Hurst, of Springfield, in a campus-wide email on Nov. 7. Since 2009, Hurst has served as an elected member of the Springfield School Committee. She is a member of numerous boards, including the Women’s Fund of Western Massachusetts and the Massachusetts Commission on the Status of Women.

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    12. UMass Amherst Names Anne Massey Dean of Isenberg School of Management

      UMass Amherst Names Anne Massey Dean of Isenberg School of Management

      Anne Massey, professor and Ruth L. Nelson Chair of Business at the Wisconsin School of Business at the University of Wisconsin, has been named dean of the Isenberg School of Management at UMass Amherst. The appointment of Massey, who built her career at Indiana University, was made by John McCarthy, provost and senior vice chancellor for Academic Affairs.  “Anne Massey is an excellent choice to lead the Isenberg School,” McCarthy said. “Not only is she a leading scholar in information systems, but her varied senior leadership experience at the Kelley School of Business at Indiana University Bloomington makes her uniquely ...

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    13. Bay Path cybersecurity students attack in order to defend businesses' sensitive data

      Bay Path cybersecurity students attack in order to defend businesses' sensitive data

      Students from Bay Path University and Springfield Technical Community College are planning cyberattacks against local businesses -- and Gov. Charlie Baker won't do anything to stop them. In fact, the state has already bankrolled the operation, and Baker offered his encouragement on a tour of the Bay Path campus in Longmeadow. The attacks will be for cybersecurity assessments the businesses will order. Students might send "phishing" emails in search of passwords, or just call up and ask for access to sensitive files. It'll be sophisticated work performed by interns under the direction of Delcie Bean and his Paragus IT ...

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    14. Bay Path University Named Safest College in Massachusetts

      Bay Path University Named Safest College in Massachusetts

      Campus safety is a top consideration for many individuals and their families when it comes to choosing a college to attend. Niche.com compiled a list of the safest college campuses in America, and Bay Path University ranked third out of nearly 1,500 reviewed. The university ranked first for safety in both Massachusetts and New England.  “We do as much as we can to ensure that the Bay Path University campus is a safe place,” said Michael Giampietro, vice president for Finance & Administrative Services. “Campus safety is a top priority here. Our Longmeadow campus, in particular, is well-lit with ...

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    15. UMass Amherst Announces Strategic Expansion of University Without Walls

      UMass Amherst Announces Strategic Expansion of University Without Walls

      This expansion of UWW, which is one of the oldest and most well-regarded adult bachelor’s degree completion programs in the United States, anticipates a future where universities must evolve into integrated academic services providers capable of offering full-fledged degree programs, stackable credentials and professional career development. In this model, courses will be offered in a number of modes including face-to-face immersive, online and hybrid. The new UWW will elevate the student experience by introducing adaptable multi-modal pedagogies and comprehensive student support services, which will significantly expand access to a high-quality UMass Amherst education.

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    16. SABIS students in Springfield honored for achievements at Princeton Model Congress in...

      SABIS students in Springfield honored for achievements at Princeton Model Congress in...

      SABIS Springfield students won eight awards in the competition, achieving a third-place victory in the overall competition. It is notable that the first place finisher was The Dalton School, where annual tuition is $48,450. Second place went to New York City's Trinity School where the annual tuition is $52,795.   In addition to the school's overall achievements, SABIS senior Jada Ficarra ran successfully for president of the Princeton Model Congress. Ficarra has worked hard for four years to make this dream a reality, according to organizers. 

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    17. Bay Path Physician Assistant Class Scores 100% Pass Rate on National Exam

      Bay Path Physician Assistant Class Scores 100% Pass Rate on National Exam

      The physician assistant (PA) studies class of 2018 from Bay Path University posted a 100% first-time pass rate on the Physician Assistant National Certifying Exam (PANCE). The PANCE must be taken before a PA can be licensed for the first time upon graduation from an accredited program. Bay Path University’s PA program currently holds a three-year average pass rate for first-time exam takers of 97%.

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    18. American International College Awarded Matching Grant from Alden Trust

      American International College Awarded Matching Grant from Alden Trust

      American International College (AIC) has been awarded a $150,000 matching grant from the George I. Alden Trust in Worcester to be applied to the Colaccino Center for Health Sciences building project. George Alden established the George I. Alden Trust in 1912 for the purpose of maintenance of charitable or philanthropic enterprises, with specific interest in the promotion of education in schools, colleges, or other educational institutions. This grant is the largest ever given to AIC by Alden Trust and offers a unique and inspiring challenge: the funds will be realized only if the college’s alumni match the pledge ...

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    19. People in Business: Seven leaders in Business and Industry appointed to Bay Path University Board of Trustees

      People in Business: Seven leaders in Business and Industry appointed to Bay Path University Board of Trustees

      Seven new members have been elected to the Bay Path University Board of Trustees: Kirk Arnold, technology executive; Lamont Clemons, Senior Vice President, Proton Energy and Executive Vice President, S-Cel-O Painting; Laura Grondin, President and CEO of Virginia Industries, Inc.; Andrea Hill-Cataldo, founder and president of Johnson & Hill Staffing; Stefano Martini, Chief Information Officer for MassMutual Financial group; Wayne Webster, Vice President of Commercial Lending for Westfield Bank; and Michelle Wirth, owner, Mercedes-Benz of Springfield, will each serve a three-year term.

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    20. Holyoke Community College Opens New Center for Life Sciences

      Holyoke Community College Opens New Center for Life Sciences

      As she walked BusinessWest through one of the brand-new labs in Holyoke Community College’s Center for Life Sciences, Professor Emily Rabinsky said there’s plenty for students to appreciate. “Our old lab space was very outdated and not very conducive to learning,” said Rabinsky, who coordinates the Biotechnology program at HCC. “There were two long bays with a tall shelf in between that made it very difficult for the students to see what the lecturer was referring to, and the equipment was very outdated.” Not so today. “At our recent open house, some students happened to walk by, peeked ...

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    21. Educare Draws Connections Between Home, School, and Economic Opportunities

      Educare Draws Connections Between Home, School, and Economic Opportunities

      The new $14 million Educare Center now under construction in Springfield is focused on education, obviously, but parental involvement and workforce development are key focal points within its broad mission. Mary Walachy calls it “Head Start on steroids.” It’s a term she has called upon often, actually, when speaking to individuals and groups about Educare, an innovative model for high-quality early education that’s coming to Springfield next year — only the 24th such center in the country, in fact.

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    22. ‘Job Readiness’ Is focus of HCC-led Grant Project

      ‘Job Readiness’ Is focus of HCC-led Grant Project

      Holyoke Community College has been awarded a $247,000 grant to help unemployed and underemployed individuals acquire the job-readiness skills they need to secure — and retain — stable employment.  Through this grant from the Mass. Dept. of Higher Education’s Training Resources and Internship Networks initiative — TRAIN — HCC will work with a long list of regional partners to develop a three-stage program that includes pre-training in job readiness, industry-specific training in culinary arts or manufacturing, followed by some kind of work experience with a local employer. Up to 120 individuals from Hampden, Hampshire, and Franklin counties are expected to participate in ...

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    23. American Women’s College at Bay Path University Recognized

      American Women’s College at Bay Path University Recognized

      According to the Bureau of Labor Statistics, healthcare occupations will add more new jobs than any other occupational group in the next decade, projecting overall growth of 18% by 2026. The American Women’s College at Bay Path University prepares graduates to help meet that growing demand with its online bachelor of science in health service administration program, which has just been recognized on a list of the 30 best in the nation by TheBestSchools.org.

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