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SPRINGFIELD – People seeking workforce training will have another option in the city.
Workforce training classes are being conducted at the new UMass Springfield Center at Tower Square in downtown Springfield. The classes are the product of a collaborative effort between Springfield Technical Community College (STCC), Holyoke Community College (HCC), and theMassachusetts Department of Elementary and Secondary Education.
The program currently serves over 300 students annually, offering coursework geared towards adult basic education and workforce readiness. Thirty-two new students began classes in the new location on Sept. 15 that will meet on Mondays, Wednesdays, and Fridays from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. through Dec. 19. Directors of the program are optimistic that the new site will generate even more interest.
“It is essential that as a region we continue to scale up programs like our basic education and workforce readiness to provide an access point for those in need of an opportunity to enter a pathway to employment,” STCC President Dr. Ira H. Rubenzahl said.
These courses best benefit citizens whose educational attainment has not reached the status of high school graduate. The courses and their materials are free of charge to students who enroll. ll generate even more interest.
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