New England News
7:13 pm
Thu October 24, 2013

College Expands Training For Jobs In Manufacturing

Massachusetts is looking to train thousands of people for manufacturing jobs.

One of 16 new automated machines at Springfield Technical Community College where students train  for jobs in precision manufacturing. Massachusetts gave STCC a $1.2 million grant to upgrade and expand the program
One of 16 new automated machines at Springfield Technical Community College where students train for jobs in precision manufacturing. Massachusetts gave STCC a $1.2 million grant to upgrade and expand the program
Credit WAMC

   The Massachusetts Economic Development Secretary Greg Bialecki on Thursday toured the Mechanical Engineering Technology classrooms at Springfield Technical Community College.  The state gave the college $1.2 million to help rehabilitate and expand the facilities to double its enrollment in the program to 103 students this semester.

   A study found Massachusetts will need 100,000 people trained in precision manufacturing over the next decade  just to remain at current levels of output.