Blackjack dealer classes set to start March 18
MGM blackjack dealer Diane Garvey, of Wilbraham, graduated from the Massachusetts Casino Career Training Institute.
SPRINGFIELD, Mass. – The Massachusetts Casino Career Training Institute is accepting registrations for day and evening blackjack dealer classes that begin March 18.
The class is designed for anyone interested in obtaining training to work as a table games dealer at MGM Springfield. No dealer experience is necessary.
“All you need is a positive attitude,” said Michele Cabral, director of MCCTI. “Teachers, students who need to work while going to school, retirees, veterans or anyone looking for a fun, flexible, part-time or full-time job – this may be the right opportunity for you.”
The classes at MCCTI, 95 State St., will run March 18-May 6, Monday-Thursday. Prospective trainees have a choice of enrolling in afternoon or evening classes:
- Day class hours: 1 p.m.-4 p.m.
- Evening class hours: 7:30 p.m.-10:30 p.m.
MGM guarantees a chance to audition to work at the entertainment complex in Springfield after successful completion of at least two table game certifications. MCCTI students are advised to take a carnival games class immediately after completing blackjack.
Since MCCTI opened a year ago, about 80 percent of the graduates have received offers to work at MGM. Other graduates decide to pursue other opportunities or choose to take additional classes at MCCTI.
Scholarships are available for qualifying candidates.
“MCCTI continues to appreciate the partnership with MGM,” Cabral said. “We are proud of the more than 200 students who have graduated from the school.
“Conversations with managers at MGM let us know what great employees MCCTI graduates make,” Cabral added. “Students learn about the games they will be dealing and also learn the importance of customer service and work ethic.”
To register online for classes and learn more, visit www.mccti.org/school.html. For any questions, call (413) 552-2086.
ABOUT THE MASSACHUSETTS CASINO CAREER TRAINING INSTITUTE (MCCTI)
The MCCTI was formed as a collaborating workforce development organization by the state’s fifteen community colleges. The MCCTI has developed a Memorandum of Understanding with the Massachusetts Gaming Commission to work collaboratively regarding workforce certification, training, licensure and other requirements. The Institute is collaborating with Workforce Investment Boards/Regional Employment Boards (WIB/REB), the Massachusetts community colleges, resort casino and slot facility developers and operators, educators, training providers, unions, and community based organizations to provide recruitment, screening, career counseling, training and job placement strategies and solutions.
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