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职业生涯的准备程序

成人教育

The City of Springfield and 云顶集团游戏 (SPS) will expand on career readiness pathways thanks to a $171,833 grant provided by the Massachusetts Gaming Commission aimed providing workforce training programs to help low-income adults secure employment with MGM Springfield.

The grant will support a pilot program dubbed “Ahead of the Game,” which will be run largely out of 春田市’s SPS 成人教育中心. The program will serve as a bridge for adult students earning their GED or equivalent by preparing them for certification classes at Springfield Technical Community College. The classes would focus on certification in skills area relevant to employment opportunities at MGM Springfield. The funding also allows the preparation for certification program to be made available to eligible high school seniors.

市长Domenic J. 亚诺说, “The old adage says –‘pay me now or pay me later’ – it always makes sense to invest in education and workforce development. I thank and commend the leadership efforts of Superintendent Dan Warwick and Assistant Superintendent Lydia Martinez and on our city side Chief Development Officer Kevin Kennedy. My hat’s off to MGM and the MGC for their continued belief and investment in our Springfield for putting our people to work.”

Superintendent of 学校 Daniel J. Warwick said the initiative is an example of the community coming together to take full advantage of opportunities created by the addition of MGM Springfield.

“在早期, MGM illustrated their vested interest in education with their commitment to early childhood education. 现在, we are looking at a program that will positively impact their pool of workplace ready job candidates,沃里克说. Warwick recognized Mayor Sarno for his continued financial commitment to adult education and thanked the Gaming Commission for the grant. “This will absolutely make a difference in our community and I could not be more grateful for the leadership and support,”他说.

Assistant Superintendent of 学校 Lydia Martinez, 谁发起了这个机会, said the pilot program will begin this fall and is a collaboration between Working Cities, 春田市, 云顶集团游戏 and Springfield Technical Community College.

“We all come to the table wanting the same results,” said Martinez. “This program will allow us to work together to meet that goal, which is increasing employability for Springfield residents and their families. 在云顶集团游戏, we are fortunate to have strong partnerships and I am really excited about working together to get this program up and going.”

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