Local leaders hail MWCC partnerships at Devens campus
Sentinel & Enterprise, Posted: 09/30/2014 06:32:34 AM EDT
DEVENS — A host of public officials celebrated the start of Manufacturing Week at Mount Wachusett Community College’s Devens campus on Monday.
The event marked a $15.9 million, multiyear Trade Adjustment Assistance Community College and Career Training grant that the college and three partnering schools in Ohio, Louisiana and Tennessee received last fall to develop and expand advanced manufacturing programs in partnership with industry.
U.S. Rep. Niki Tsongas, state Housing and Economic Development Secretary Greg Bialecki, state Labor and Workforce Development Secretary Rachel Kaprielian, Democratic state Rep. Stephen DiNatale of Fitchburg and Sen. Jamie Eldridge of Acton, Gardner Mayor Mark Hawke, and dozens of regional business and community leaders were on hand.