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QCC to Host “Innovation Summit”

South County Manufacturing Industry Leaders and Educators to Discuss Innovative Technology

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

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Worcester, MA, Oct. 14, 2014 – QCC will facilitate an “Innovation Summit” towards Advanced Technology Education, Research and Economic Growth tomorrow, October 15 at the Southbridge Hotel and Conference Center in Southbridge.

Elected officials Congressman Richard Neal, Secretary Gregory Bialecki, Senator Richard Moore and, Representative Peter Durant will join leading Industry Partners and Educators to discuss innovative technologies utilized by the manufacturing industry and the educational responses from post-secondary education.  

Impaneled educators include representatives from Worcester Polytechnic Institute and Fitchburg State University; while Industry leaders include Incom Inc., from Charlton, MA and IPG Photonics from Oxford, MA.

The agenda includes discussion topics:

  • Industry Innovation Labor Needs
  • Post-Secondary Educational Response to Industry; and
  • Vision for Progress toward QCC’s new training center for advanced technologies in partnership with students and Manufacturing Industry professionals – the Innovation Technology Acceleration Center (ITAC).

Concluding remarks will be delivered by Tim Murray, President of the Worcester Regional Chamber of Commerce.

Innovation Summit:

Wednesday, October 15, 2014
Southbridge Hotel and Conference Center
14 Mechanic Street
Southbridge, MA
9:45 a.m. – 12 noon

A Continental breakfast will be served.

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.