North Shore Community College provides workforce development training and education in a broad array of
programs designed in collaboration with regional business and industry for adults, English-Language learners, career
changers, and career seekers.
Easy-to-navigate career pathways for low skill adults to achieve family sustaining wages and college credentials.
Existing pathways developed for: Child Development Associate to Early Childhood careers and Certified
Nursing Assistant to Allied Health careers; being expanded through Project Grad. Funding from: MDOE
Community Partnerships, Eastern Bank Foundation, Verizon Foundation, ARRA funding through NSWIB.
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College level coursework for early childhood professionals who are seeking degrees in Early Childhood
Education or related fields. Funding from MA Department of Early Education & Care (NSCC the regional lead).
Community College Career Training grant based on best practices of the Breaking Through Initiative (BTI).
Accelerated learning models include contextualized curriculum, networked case management, stackable certificates,
and educational pathways. NSCC's model will focus on Math Re-design, program development in health and
Advanced Manufacturing, and career mapping. Funding from DOL through Massachusetts Community College Consortium.
Training for college certificate and AS degree in EUT to prepare field-force for jobs in energy delivery. Funding from
DOL Community Based Job Training grant in collaboration with Middlesex CC (lead entity) and Quinsigamond CC.
Training for industry/state certification in energy efficiency using the Building Performance Institute model; NSCC
is the northeast regional lead in MassGREEN, community college statewide training network led by Springfield
Tech CC. Funding from ARRA through NSWIB (lead entity) for BPI Building Analyst and Envelope Specialist.
Partnership with North Shore Labor Council in skills training and college access for participants entering
manufacturing/machinist jobs. Funding from DOL through North Shore Labor Council and NSWIB.
Preparation for entry level works in the financial services sector. Funding from MA Workforce Competitiveness Training
Fund in collaboration with NSWIB and Operation Bootstrap in Lynn.
Basic skills, customer service, and industry-specific training to new and incumbent workers in MA priority sector.
Funding from MA Workforce Competitiveness Training Fund in collaboration with Northern Essex CC and Middlesex CC.
Training for incumbent certified nurse assistants to earn LPN degrees. Funding from employer collaboration of area long-
term care providers (LPN Alliance) and MA Workforce Training Fund.
Basic skills, technical math, OJT component for machinists and machine repairers in certificate/degree program
in collaboration with General Electric, Magellan Aerospace, and North Shore Workforce Investment Board with
regional programs at NSCC, NECC, QCC, and MCC. Funding from North Shore Community College and NSWIB.
Basic skills and ESOL, cohort learning model preparing adults for the workforce through contextualized
developmental courses, achievement coaches, and academic advisement in Medical Assisting, Medical Office
Support, Education and Paralegal. Funding from DOE FIPSE Special Focus Grant.
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Transition adults to health and human services careers through accelerated academic and advising model. Funding
from North Shore Community Action Programs (NSCAP) through Nellie Mae Foundation.
Development of an academic/career mapping initiative with focus on an Early College model with the Lynn
schools, professional development, Career Days, and workforce alignment in key occupational areas. Funding from
Massachusetts Department of Higher Education Performance Incentive grant.
Combined efforts of North Shore Community College (NSCC), Salem State College (SSC), and the North Shore
Workforce Investment Board (NSWIB) to develop and deliver a cohesive set of education and job training services
for veterans recently returned from the Afghanistan (OEF) and Iraq (OIF) conflict for a positive transition to
civilian life. Funding from USDOE FIPSE Congressional appropriation.