Mount Wachusett Community College Devens has a DOL grant for getting young people into advanced manufacturing training. It's a non-credit 6-week Quality Technician Training/ Automation Technician Training program. This grant allows us (MWCC) to offer the course at no cost to students who are in the 17 – 29 age demographic. It will run 4-days a week (9:00 am to 2:30 pm) Tuesday thru Friday. We are also considering a night class depending on feedback. Above and beyond these immediate career path training, we offer additional opportunities to sit for national credentials, certifications and additional course trainings, once they are a part of our Tech Hire grant. For individuals above this age range, additional funding would allow them to participate in the courses as well. Our career coach also helps them with resume writing, interview skills and job placement
John Henshaw, Grant Director
Briana Pena, Career Development Coach
Matt Myers, North Central Massachusetts Chamber of Commerce
WORKFORCE DEVELOPMENT: Amp it Up! Initiative
Advanced manufacturing is booming in Massachusetts. That’s why AMP it up! was created — to help students (middle through high school) and adults (parents, guidance counselors, and other influencers) take advantage of the many great, highly skilled, well-paying manufacturing jobs available in our state. Through AMP it up!, students who like to build things and solve problems can plan for a lucrative career with a choice of jobs, often without a four-year college degree. We provide schools with resources, and guidance students need for jobs in high-tech processing, factory automation, product development, nanotechnology, direct digital fabrication, micro manufacturing, and other exciting fields. Contact the Chamber at 978.353.7600 for more information.
PSA: Maracana Saturday, June 2, 2018 at 6:00 p.m.
A documentary film by Sebastian Bednarik & Andres Varela of Uruguay, 2014
In 1950, Uruguay won the soccer World Cup when their national team unexpectedly defeated the host, Brazil, in the championship game. This even is still considered an extraordinary achievement that will forever mark the social and political lives of both countries. Free film showing at the Fitchburg Historical Society, presented in collaboration with the Committee of Neighbors (Comite de Vecinos de Fitchburg) and the Conulate General of Uruguay in New York.