STCC offers online courses to clients of MassHire Workforce System
SPRINGFIELD, Mass. – Springfield Technical Community College offers hundreds of affordable online courses that may be available free for individuals who use services provided by the statewide MassHire Workforce System.
The courses can be completed from home to help workers and job-seekers enhance their skills and become more competitive candidates in the job market. Online training may be an ideal option for anyone who is out of work and seeking employment during the COVID-19 pandemic. The courses, which are available 24 hours a day, work with any schedule.
David Buonora, assistant vice president of Workforce Development at STCC, said the online programs are meeting a demand for remote training while the nation practices social distancing. STCC has temporarily suspended all on-campus, face-to-face instruction in response to the COVID-19 pandemic and in alignment with state and federal guidelines.
“Our online training provides an engaging, supportive and convenient environment to acquire new skills,” Buonora said. “Whether you’ve recently lost your job, you’re a high school student about to graduate, a career changer or looking for personal or professional development, we encourage you to visit our website and look at the hundreds of online courses available.”
Many of STCC’s Workforce Development Center programs may qualify for funding under the Department of Unemployment Assistance. Anyone who is out of work should contact the MassHire Career Centers in their area for guidance and information.
Some of the online classes cost as little as $99. Popular course categories include:
- Arts and design
- Computers and networking
- Teacher professional development
David M. Cruise, president and CEO of the MassHire Hampden County Workforce Board, said he is happy that STCC is an option for many of the customers coming into the MassHire One Stop Career Centers. “STCC has been a strong partner with us for many years, “ Cruise said. “Having an array of courses available at STCC gives those seeking training many courses from which to choose that can be appropriate based on their career aspirations.”
STCC has established partnerships with several nationally recognized providers of non-credit courses, including Ed2Go and MindEdge, which are providers of web-based education. Students who successfully complete these courses receive a transcript from the college verifying the number of instructional hours awarded.
To learn more and view the hundreds of courses available, visit stcc.edu/wdc/online-education.
About Springfield Technical Community College
Founded in 1967 and located on 35 acres of the Springfield Armory National Historic Site, STCC is a major resource for the economic vitality of Western Massachusetts. As the only technical community college in Massachusetts, STCC offers a variety of career programs unequalled in the state. STCC’s highly regarded transfer programs in business, advanced manufacturing, healthcare, liberal arts, and STEM fields continue to provide the most affordable options for students pursuing a four-year degree. With an annual enrollment of about 7,000 day, evening, weekend, and online students, STCC is a vibrant campus rich in diversity.
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