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Attorney Karen G. Jackson of Jackson Law, an elder law and estate planning firm, will teach a series of classes highlighting the latest developments in elder law and estate planning at Holyoke Community College in Holyoke. The six-hour course, called Elder Law and Estate Planning: What You Need to Know, will be presented in Holyoke in three, two-hour sessions, on Mondays, May 14, May 21, and June 4, from 6 to 8 p.m. Jackson will present comprehensive subject matter on what...

A Springfield Technical Community College student from Hampden captured first place in the annual contest for the David and Andrea Whitman Scholarship. Annika McDonald received $1,000 for her stylistic creation. Competing against 19 of her classmates on March 26, she sculpted a swirling, auburn hairdo on a mannequin’s head. The students were given an hour to create hairstyles that were judged by professionals from area salons. They also submitted essays and sat down for interviews...

The CIA recruited Larry Harmon right out of college. First they put him in the Army Reserve. Then they put him to work analyzing satellite images at the National Geospatial-Intelligence Agency, at the time a CIA subsidiary. That was after the Cuban Missile Crisis, more than 50 years ago. “I was in tactical,” he said. “We’re talking Vietnam. That kind of got me started, but I always ended up trying to find ways to use the technology we had in the intelligence...

Mar 22 2018
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Comments Off on Tuition Assistance Now Available for Massachusetts Casino Career Training Institute State, federal and college foundation programs provide tuition assistance for qualified Springfield area residents

The Massachusetts Gaming Commission, the Springfield Technical Community College Foundation and the Holyoke Community College Foundation have provided funding to create scholarships for MCCTI students. In addition, MCCTI has been designated as a pre-apprenticeship training program through the Workforce Innovation and Opportunity Act (WIOA), a federally funded employment and training program. “STCC and HCC, in collaboration with MGM, have created MCCTI to make sure people get...

Mar 16 2018
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Comments Off on SPRINGFIELD TECHNICAL COMMUNITY COLLEGE TO HOLD OPEN HOUSE

(STCC) will host an Open House on Tuesday, March 20, from 4 p.m. to 7 p.m. in Scibelli Hall (Building 2), 7th Floor. All high school students and adult learners interested in learning more about the value of an STCC education are invited to attend. Representatives from Admissions, Academics, Athletics, Dual Enrollment/College Now, Financial Aid, HiSET & English Language Learner classes, Non-Credit Training & Certifications, Online Learning and Transfer Services will...

Mar 16 2018
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Comments Off on ‘GATEWAY TO COLLEGE” PROGRAM AT STCC Now Registering for Summer Classes

Gateway to College at Springfield Technical Community College, a program that helps students facing significant challenges or who have fallen behind or dropped out of high school, is accepting applications for the next academic year. Students will begin the program this summer. Gateway to College is open to students between 16 and 20 years old who live in Springfield. Jennifer Sanchez, director of the program, invites prospective students and their families to attend information...

Mar 05 2018
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Comments Off on STCC accepting applications for STEM Week

Middle school and high school students in Springfield can register for the second annual STEM Week at Springfield Technical Community College, a free camp during spring break, April 17-20. Applications will be accepted on a first-come, first-served basis beginning in March. To apply, please contact Marta Burgos at (413) 755-5424. The camp, which started last year, provides an opportunity for Springfield public school students in sixth through 11th grade to spend their spring...

Feb 20 2018
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Comments Off on Two Holyoke Community College theater productions win Kennedy Center festival awards

One play was a drama about an abused woman trying to rebuild her life after getting out of prison. The other was a comedic parable about the dangers of conformity. Both Holyoke Community College Theater Department productions won ensemble acting awards earlier this month at the Kennedy Center American College Theater Festival. HCC’s production of “Getting Out,” by playwright Marsha Norman, received the award for “Outstanding Ensemble Performance”...

Feb 13 2018
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Comments Off on 3 Major Ways Financial Illiteracy Is Harming Americans

By: Alexander Joyce, Contributing Writer – America is consumed with higher education – going to college and earning a degree as the necessary means to a well-paying job. Yet with parents emphasizing the importance of academic excellence, and their children graduating and going on to successful employment, why do many still remain uneducated in fundamental financial matters? Numerous statistics show financial illiteracy is a major problem in the U.S., reflected in enormous...

Feb 13 2018
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Comments Off on MGM Springfield Launches Tuition Reimbursement for MCCTI Gaming School Classes forming now

MGM Springfield is now offering a tuition reimbursement plan for students entering classes at the Massachusetts Casino Career Training Institute (MCCTI) Gaming School in Springfield, MA. Students who successfully complete two or more courses at the new Gaming School, and obtain a job with MGM Springfield will be eligible for the tuition reimbursement if they remain employed with MGM Springfield for one year after the property’s grand opening. “This tuition reimbursement program...

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