Massachusetts Economic Development Secretary Greg Bialecki tours the Mechanical Engineering Technology center at Springfield Technical Community College. The state awarded a $1.2 million grant to rehab and expand the center to double the number of students enrolled for training to work in the precision manufacturing sector.
The Massachusetts Economic Development Secretary Greg Bialecki says he is “bullish” on the future of precision manufacturing. But the state faces a challenge to train a workforce for jobs in the manufacturing sector. Bialecki, last week, visited a training center at Springfield Technical Community College where the state spent $1.2 million to expand and modernize the classrooms. WAMC’s Pioneer Valley Bureau Chief Paul Tuthill spoke with Bialecki
Massachusetts Governor Deval Patrick is campaigning for a big tax hike. Patrick is making the case that more revenue is needed to pay for things people say they want and need.
Governor Deval Patrick, during a recent swing through western Massachusetts, pressed the case for raising taxes to invest in education and transportation infrastructure. Patrick met with students and faculty in a machinists training program at Springfield Technical Community College. The program prepares people to work in the precision manufacturing sector.
A jobs training program aimed at the so-called “skills gap” is being launched in western Massachusetts. It’s a new effort to help the unemployed acquire the skills needed to land a job in the growing field of precision manufacturing. WAMC’s Pioneer Valley Bureau Chief Paul Tuthill reports.