BHCC Among Recipients of $11.8 Million in Workforce Skills Capital Grants for a new Engineering Lab
Tuesday, March 7, 2017
Governor Charlie Baker and other government officials and guests gathered at Greater Lowell Technical High School Friday afternoon to receive the details of the grant.
The Administration awarded $11.8 million in Workforce Skills Capital Grants to 32 vocational schools, community colleges and traditional public high schools, with $386,540 earmarked for Bunker Hill Community College’s Engineering Program.
BHCC’S Engineering Program launched with 10 students in 2007. Growing by 82% between 2010 and 2015, the program now includes more the 550 students. The new laboratory will allow BHCC to expand the Program’s academic offerings, including the Engineering Transfer Option Associates degree program.
The Workforce Skills Capital Grants program was created by the Baker-Polito Administration last year to assist educational institutions in demonstrating partnerships with industry and aligning curriculum and credentials with local businesses’ demand, maximizing planning objectives and hiring or internship opportunities regionally.
Caption: (left to right) Labor and Workforce Development Secretary Ronald L. Walker, II; Governor Charlie Baker; Alice Murrillo, Associate Provost, Bunker Hill Community College Chelsea Campus; JoDe Lavine, Chairperson, Bunker Hill Community College Engineering and Physical Sciences Department; Housing and Economic Development Secretary Jay Ash
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