The Worcester Business Development Corporation has named 25 Federal Street, home of QCC's Healthcare and Workforce Developmet Center the Carberry Center, in honor of QCC President Dr. Gail Carberry, who is retiring this summer.
The announcement was made at the 52nd annual meeting of the WBDC by Craig L. Blais, president and CEO of the organization, on May 16.
The building, was opened in April 2015 as part of a partnership between Quinsigamond Community College and the WBDC. The former Telegram & Gazette building was renovated at a cost of $40 million, and now includes new labs and equipment for nursing and healthcare courses. It also includes the Center for Workforce Development and Continuing Education, which offers adult education and workforce training.
Dr. Carberry has been recognized for her work collaborating with other Worcester colleges, local businesses and economic development organizations to offer coursework and degrees that easily transfer to further education opportunities or immediate workforce development. During her tenure as QCC president for the past 11 years, she has expanded the college, not only geographically to reach other populations in areas such as Southbridge, and Marlborough, but has also expanded course offerings and technology to meet workforce needs.
At the annual meeting, keynote speaker Travis McCready, president and chief executive officer of the Massachusetts Life Sciences Center, spoke about Worcester being poised to take advantage of new trends in biotechnology, including a push towards biomanufacturing.
More information about the annual meeting can be found in the Worcester Telegram & Gazette story.