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The Chair Academy

on Mon, 01/11/2016 - 14:30

On behalf of the 15 Community Colleges, The Massachusetts Community Colleges Executive Office has partnered with The Chair Academy to offer leadership development programs to faculty and staff. Founded in 1990, The Chair Academy has been offering programs to University and College leaders nationwide for 26 years. Based on the concept of training-over-time, this program allows participants to thoroughly understand, internalize, and apply leadership concepts and competencies.


on Thu, 01/29/2015 - 16:50

Below you will find several links pertaining to PACE's RFP IT003PACE

Please check back frequently as addendums and other updates will be posted to this page. The deadline is currently February 20, 2015, 1:00 pm.

Grant Contact Information

on Fri, 01/23/2015 - 16:34


Steven R. Sullivan
Director of Grants & Workforce Development
Massachusetts Community Colleges Executive Office

Kathleen M. Kirby, Ph.D.
Statewide Project Director, GPSTEM
Massasoit Community College

   Emily Chambers
   GPSTEM Project Assistant
   Massasoit Community College
   508-588-9100 (ext. 2013)

This website was 100% funded by a $20,000,000 grant awarded by the U.S. Department of Labor’s Employment and Training Administration, Grant # TC-26450-14-60-A-25. This product was created by the grantee and does not necessarily reflect the official position of the U.S.

News & Events

on Fri, 01/23/2015 - 16:22

Downtown College Campus Hailed as New Day for Brockton
Brockton, MA - November 25, 2014 - (Via Enterprise News) City officials have had their sights on a downtown college campus for more than a decade. As the years passed, recessions came and went, potential college partners changed and downtown development proceeded haltingly. But this fall, as nearby projects promise new housing, retail and commercial space, healthy food and expanded medical care, the long-sought college campus has... (Read More)


GPSTEM Programs

on Thu, 01/22/2015 - 16:04

GPSTEM Programs

The programs listed below have been developed through GPSTEM. This list does not fully represent the industry and career offerings provided by the 15 Massachusetts Community Colleges, as they were created in part or in full through a U.S DOL Grant awarded to the colleges collectively. For a full list of programs offered, please contact the college you wish to attend directly.

Life Sciences/ Biotech

  • Liberal Arts & Sciences (Math and Science)
  • Liberal Arts - Environmental Science
  • Life Science
  • Biological Science
  • Biotechnology
  • Veterinary Technician
  • Chemistry
  • Aviation Science
  • Medical

GPSTEM Industry Partners

on Thu, 01/22/2015 - 15:28


The consortium is partnering with many public and private organizations within STEM fields to ensure that programs created by the grant serve the target population, as well as the companies that they will eventually work for in the most effective way possible. Some of the companies that we have partnered with are listed below; 

Genzyme (a Sanofi Company)

Hi-Tech Mold & Tool Inc.

STEM Advisory Council

Smith & Wesson 

Arden Engineering Constructors

Baystate Healthcare

CVS Caremark 

Reliant Medical Group

North Easton Machine Company

Mass Mutual

Metso Automation USA

Dexter-Russell, Inc.


*Please note

GPSTEM Priorities & Strategies

on Thu, 01/22/2015 - 15:24

 Priority Areas

  1. Create articulated pathways to careers in high growth STEM sectors 

  2. Build these pathways to ensure on-time graduation (15 to finish)

    1. Implement intrusive advising and increased course availability 

  3. Further partnerships with Career Centers & Workforce Investment Boards (WIBs)

  4. Partner with UMASS system and the State Universities to develop STEM transfer pathways 

Target Populations to be Served

  1. TAA eligible workers

  2. Un/underemployed workers 

  3. Veterans 

    This website was 100% funded by a $20,000,000 grant awarded by the U.S.

Guided Pathways to Success in STEM

on Thu, 01/22/2015 - 14:55

A consortia proposal submitted collectively by the 15 community colleges in Massachusetts led by Massasoit Community College has been selected by the U.S. Department of Labor for the final round of federal funding from the Trade Adjustment Assistance Community College and Career Training Grant (TAACCCT). The community colleges are advancing a comprehensive approach to addressing the training and educational needs of workers and employers statewide with a focus on articulated pathways to careers in high-growth STEM sectors (As well as advanced manufacturing and healthcare).

The $20 million

Statewide Grant Initiatives

on Wed, 01/21/2015 - 20:13

The Massachusetts Community Colleges Executive Office (MCCEO) actively pursues grant opportunities and other alternative sources of funding to further enhance the ability of schools statewide to serve a diverse array of people. These grants help MCCEO create programs that are integral to student success at the community colleges by ensuring that course curriculums are designed to feed into the most in demand fields, as well as ensuring that students stay on pathways to success while still enrolled. Some of the best examples of such programs are: