WORCESTER =– Quinsigamond Community College was awarded a $249,527 grant in the first round of Senator Kenneth J. Donnelly Workforce Success Grants. QCC was one of only four community colleges to receive grant funding for training that will assist unemployed or underemployed people in filling in-demand jobs within the Commonwealth. The funding will also enable entry-level workers to advance in their current workplace.
“We are thrilled to be awarded this grant that will help us to advance our current programs. This funding will be used to train individuals for jobs in healthcare and social assistance,” said QCC President Dr. Luis G. Pedraja. “At QCC we are training people for the in-demand jobs of the today, as well as the jobs of tomorrow.”
The Baker-Polito Administration awarded $4.2 million to 18 grant awardees. The grants, named in memory of Senator Donnelly, who spent his career promoting workforce opportunities in Massachusetts, target jobs in healthcare and social assistance, information technology and includes occupations in accommodation, food service and hospitality, construction, finance and insurance, and transportation and warehousing.