Find candidates for some of your job openings at Massachusetts Community Colleges through the STEM Starter Academy
The STEM Starter Academy (SSA) at the 15 Massachusetts community colleges engages students from communities and groups that are underrepresented in the current STEM workforce - people of color, women, adult learners, and other students who may not previously have considered STEM fields to be of interest or accessible to them. SSA is changing the landscape of pathways to STEM careers.
Handshake Guide for Firms Looking to Post Jobs with Massachusetts Community Colleges
Handshake is the recruiting platform for college students and alumni. You can easily post jobs, participate in career fairs, and proactively search and engage with students and alumni. Above is the employer guide for Handshake which is easy to follow.
Employers: If you are interested in reaching a STEM Starter Academy Campus Coordinator or Career Center person, reach out to Lisa Carchia at the Massachusetts Association of Community Colleges so that she can facilitate communications and convene appropriate parties.
Lisa Carchia, Director of Workforce Development
Massachusetts Association of Community Colleges
15 Court Square #960, Boston, MA 02108
Main Line: 617-542-2911 x. 1205, Direct Line: 857-250-2522
Many community college students are uncertain of their skills, potential and career interests and need to attain positive educational outcomes that reinforce a commitment to higher education. Too often, students are unaware of available support resources or how to access these resources to promote their success. The STEM Starter Academy provides a suite of intentional support services to promote equitable success outcomes for underrepresented student groups.
Massachusetts needs STEM education programming that attains relevant scale and serves students across the Commonwealth, sustainably. SSA has developed a collaborative learning community of program administrators, faculty, student leaders and employer partners who are on-course to define, implement and share best-practices - affecting segment-wide, system-level and labor-market aligned outcomes.
ACEC/MA thanks David Cedrone and team from the MA Department of Higher Education and Community Colleges for presenting to ACEC/MA about the STEM Starter Academy on 10/7/21.
Students are seeking internships, mentorships, more of understanding of career opportunities, and jobs.
DHE STEM Starter Academy –College Contacts
https://www.mass.edu/strategic/stemstarter.asp - scroll down to Programs and Contacts on this page
Western Massachusetts Engineering Pathways Program
Engineering Department Programs: https://www.massbay.edu/engineering
Open House Engineering Video: https://youtu.be/nHaFoCiOMq4
STEM Week October 18-22
MassBay STEM Expo: https://www.massbay.edu/stem-expo
Key contacts from the 10/7/21 briefing:
David Cedrone – Associate Commissioner Workforce Development
Jeremiah Johnson – Sr. Research Manager UMDI
Adrianne Smith – Principal Investigator, Western Massachusetts Engineering Pathways Program (National Science Foundation Grant)
Julia Assumpcao – Engineering Design Student, MassBay CC
Alex House – Environmental Engineering Student, Bristol CC
Carla Garcia – Engineering Science Student, Northern Essex CC
Tucker Murphy – Engineering Student, Cape Cod CC/UMass Dartmouth
Doug Leaffer – Associate Professor, Engineering/Physics Northern Essex CC
Sam Bechtold –Photonics Engineering, CCCC/Bridgewater State
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