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MWCC Offering Six-Week Career Preparation Program at Devens Campus

Mount Wachusett Community College is offering a six-week, non-credit Manufacturing Career Preparation Program to provide certifications and training geared toward gaining entry level employment in biomedical device and other manufacturing operations.

The program, which begins July 8 at MWCC’s Devens campus, has been developed through direct interaction with companies currently seeking employees. Free information sessions about the program will take place June 4 at 2 p.m. and June 5 at 5:30 p.m. at MWCC’s Devens campus, 27 Jackson Road.

Topics covered in the certification and training program will include computer skills, communications for business, OSHA safety training, basic mechanical systems, blueprint reading, measurements and troubleshooting, lean manufacturing, supply chain management and career pathways.

The program is supported by the Massachusetts Community Colleges and Workforce Development Transformation Agenda, which is funded by a U.S. Department of Labor grant that brings together Massachusetts’ 15 community colleges, the Commonwealth’s adult basic education and workforce development systems, career centers and industry stakeholders to prepare dislocated and under-skilled workers for the emerging, knowledge-based economy.

As part of the state-wide initiative, MWCC supports students along efficient career pathways by helping them attain degrees, certificates and industry recognized credentials through accelerated programs linked closely to industry need in healthcare, biotechnology, business (bookkeeping), and information technology.

“It is the mission of all community colleges, including Mount Wachusett Community College, to provide students with an entry to the skilled workforce,” said Jacqueline Belrose, Vice-President of Life Long Learning and Workforce Development. “We are using the Transformation Agenda to develop pathways to employment and we are also providing supports to address the significant barriers to access and completion that many students face.”

The cost of the certification and training program is $3,500. Scholarship funds are available for eligible and qualified candidates. For more information about the program, job prospects and to register for a one-hour information session, call 978-630-9569 or email