Two blackjack dealer classes start in April
SPRINGFIELD, Mass. – The Massachusetts Casino Career Training Institute (MCCTI) will offer blackjack dealer classes at two different times starting in April.
- April 1 to May 20, from noon to 3 p.m.
- April 15 to June 4, from 7:30 am to 10:30 am.
Classes meet Monday through Thursday.
Students who complete the blackjack class are encouraged to take the carnival games class to become eligible for employment.
In the carnival games class, students learn to deal 3-Card Poker, 4-Card Poker and other games. Carnival games classes start immediately after blackjack and run May 21 to June 24, 1 p.m. to 4 p.m., and June 6 to July 9, 7:30 am to 10:30 am.
Students who are certified in two games are guaranteed an interview with MGM. The cost of the blackjack class is $399, and carnival games is $199. Scholarships are available and students are encouraged to apply.
Additional classes in craps and roulette are also available for experienced dealers. As with most full- and part-time professions, the more skills casino dealers acquire, the more opportunities they may have to work.
For more information, to enroll and apply for a scholarship, check the website www.mccti.org.
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.
Jim Danko, (413) 755-4812, firstname.lastname@example.org