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Massachusetts Community Colleges Acknowledged at Massachusetts State House for $20 Million U.S. Department of Labor Grant

Contact: Cherie Ronayne
Office of Institutional Communications
cronayne [at]

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Worcester, MA – December 7, 2011 – The Presidents of the 15 Massachusetts Community Colleges will be acknowledging the campus teams and external partners who designed and collaborated on the winning $20 million Trade Adjustment Assistance Community College and Career Training Grant funded through the U.S. Department of Labor, in partnership with the U.S. Department of Education.  

Who: Massachusetts Community College Presidents, Trustees and Staff, Partners Healthcare, Baystate Health, Massachusetts Community Health Care Center Association, University of Massachusetts Memorial Hospital, Massachusetts Biomed Foundations, Massachusetts Biomedical Initiatives, Fast Cap, Conservation Services Group, Massachusetts Hospital Association, Absolute Green Energy, METSO Automation North America, Massachusetts Department of Labor & Workforce Development, Massachusetts Workforce Investment Boards and One Stop Career Centers, Massachusetts Department of Higher Education, Massachusetts Department of Elementary and Secondary Education, Commonwealth Corporation, Massachusetts Division of Apprenticeship, AFL-CIO

What:  Recognition Ceremony for the $20 million grant awarded to the Massachusetts Community Colleges entitled “Massachusetts Community College and Workforce Development Transformation Agenda”.  The winning consortia proposal was submitted by all 15 Community Colleges, with Quinsigamond Community College serving as the lead institution, and in partnership with the Commonwealth’s workforce system and key industry partners.

When: Monday, December 12, 2011, 1:00 p.m., Program

Where: Massachusetts State House, Great Hall

Quinsigamond Community College is the most affordable higher education in Worcester County. As a regional leader in education and workforce development, QCC serves the diverse educational needs of Central Massachusetts by providing affordable, accessible, and high quality programming leading to transfer, career, and lifelong learning.