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
Workforce development experts say Massachusetts needs more people trained for jobs in precision manufacturing. The state is devoting money to the effort.
Springfield Technical Community College recently spent $2 million to upgrade and expand classrooms in its Mechanical Engineering Technology center. The college received a $1.2 million dollar grant from the state. But it came with one string attached. The college had to double the number of students enrolled in the program that prepares people for careers in manufacturing.