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High School Students Explore Careers at MWCC-sponsored Fair

What do you want to be when you grow up? 1,000 Fitchburg High School students had the chance to visit with more than 50 professionals in a wide range of careers and vocations during the annual career fair sponsored April 29 by MWCC’s Division of Access & Transition.

MWCC’s Annual Juniors Symposium Preps Teens for College

Nearly 200 area high school juniors were welcomed to Mount Wachusett Community College’s annual Juniors Symposium this week to gain insight into applying to colleges and universities, seeking financial aid and scholarships, and related topics to help them succeed. Over 90 juniors from Fitchburg, Athol, Murdock and Gardner high schools attended the half-day symposium on March 15, while another […]

New Appointments Announced for MWCC Access & Transition Team

MWCC has appointed two staff members to key positions within the college’s Access & Transition division. Established by President Daniel M. Asquino nearly two decades ago, the division now serves 4,000 North Central Massachusetts middle and high school students annually through 18 distinct programs in partnership with a dozen area school districts. Fagan Forhan of Lancaster […]

MWCC Appoints Area Educators to New Workforce Diversity Pipeline Program

Four area educators have been appointed to Mount Wachusett Community College’s Workforce Diversity Pipeline program, a new partnership with the Fitchburg and Leominster school districts funded through a five-year, $2.25 million grant from the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services’ Office of Minority Health. The goal of the Workforce Diversity Pipeline program is to […]

New Year, Fresh Start with MWCC’s Gateway to College Program

With the new academic semester about to begin, Mount Wachusett Community College is welcoming its largest spring cohort of Gateway to College students to campus. The free dual-enrollment program, offered in partnership with the Ralph C. Mahar Regional School District, is open to Massachusetts residents ages 16 to 21 who have dropped out of high […]

North Central MA Students Recognized During MWCC Upward Bound Math and Science Celebration

When 2015 high school graduate Rachel Dickens heads off to Northeastern University this fall, she’ll bring everything she needs for her dorm room, along with first-hand experience with college life, solid study skills and a free semester’s worth of academic credits that will transfer toward her bachelor’s degree. The Murdock Middle/High School graduate has just […]

More than a decade of fun through MWCC’s Summer UP Program

Over a decade ago, Mount Wachusett Community College’s Summer UP program began to provide safe, summertime activities and employment opportunities to area youth. Since then, thousands of children and teenagers in area cities have benefited from the program. Now completing its 11th season, Summer Up is a college/community partnership in Gardner, Fitchburg, and Leominster administrated […]

Access & Transition Hosts Women in Leadership Forum

Approximately 50 students and campus mentors participated in the Access & Transition programs’ Women in Leadership Forum on March 27 in recognition of Women’s History Month. Students in the Gateway to College, College Access Challenge Grant, Commonwealth Dual Enrollment Program, and the Pathways Early College Innovation School were nominated by their advisors to participate in the event. […]

MWCC & FHS Receive MassINC 2014 Gateway Cities Innovation Award

Mount Wachusett Community College and Fitchburg High School are being recognized with a 2014 Gateway Cities Innovation Award from the MassINC Gateway Innovation Institute for the GEAR UP program, a 15-year-old partnership between the two institutions. Each year, the MassINC recognizes organizations and individuals that utilize innovative models to grow the economies of the Commonwealth’s […]

Summer UP Completes 10th Season with Enhanced Program

Summer UP, an MWCC Access & Transition program that began a decade ago to provide safe, summertime activities and employment opportunities to area youth, enhanced this year’s program with new career and college preparation training opportunities. Now completing its 10th season, Summer UP this year provided 110 of area high school and middle school students […]