New England News
5:21 pm
Mon January 7, 2013

Casino Workforce Training Agreement Signed

Officials from the 15 community colleges in Massachusetts announced a job training agreement Monday with several casino developers.   WAMC’s Paul Tuthill reports

The agreement commits the casino operators to work with the community colleges and regional employment boards toward the goal of filling casino jobs with local people who are unemployed , or underemployed.  Training sites will be established in each of the three regions of the state where a resort casino license is available.  Ira Rubenzahl, president of Springfield Technical Community College, said the goal is to have the classes start at least a year before the  casino’s open.

Its estimated the casino industry in Massachusetts will produce 10 , 000 jobs.