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Community Partnerships

Community partnerships provide opportunities within the College and the greater area community, encouraging and promoting success for QCC students. For more information about partnering with QCC, please contact Shirley Dempsey at sdempsey [at] qcc.mass.edu (subject: Community%20Partnerships) .


Quinsigamond Community College’s Manufacturing Program Receives $10K Grant

Quinsigamond Community College recently received a $10,000 Gene Haas Foundation Grant. Developed by Gene Haas, owner of Haas Automation, Inc., the largest machine tool builder in the western world, the Foundation was formed in 1999 to support the charitable needs within its local community of Ventura County, California. As the Foundation grew, so did the need for a stronger manufacturing workforce.  Reports such...

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Ribbon Cutting Ceremony Held for Blackstone Valley Education Hub

On September 18, Quinsigamond Community College became part of Blackstone Valley history when the Blackstone Valley Chamber of Commerce held an official ribbon-cutting ceremony to open its new Blackstone Valley Education Hub, an advanced manufacturing training center developed for students to get hands-on training in the manufacturing and technology field. The new education hub, located in the renovated Linwood...

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QCC Helps Make a Difference During Day of Caring

On September 13, Quinsigamond Community College provided approximately 20 volunteers to work on five projects across the City of Worcester, during the United Way of Central Massachusetts Day of Caring.  Each year the event draws hundreds of volunteers, who help local nonprofit organizations with service projects.

The QCC volunteers painted porches, a teen center, cleaned out the basement at...

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WHA Names Quinsigamond Community College Community Partner of the Year

On August 25, Quinsigamond Community College was honored by the Worcester Housing Authority (WHA) as the Agency’s Community Partner of the Year at the 2018 Great Brook Valley Block Party, held at the Worcester apartment complex. On hand to accept the award was QCC Assistant Vice President for Workforce Readiness and Innovation Kathy RentschQCC Director of Community...

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Quinsigamond Community College Brings Higher Education to the Communities it Services

A vision has become a reality for Quinsigamond Community College President Dr. Luis G. Pedraja, with the recent openings of two Community Learning Hubs at Great Brook Valley Apartments and Catholic Charities. The new community learning hubs are places where current QCC students can go to study, have access to computers, a Wi-Fi connection and printers.

The openings were met with excitement as...

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