Career Pathways Grant


The Career Pathways Grant, funded by the Department of Early Education and Care (EEC) has engaged Massachusetts community college partners to promote and expand professional development opportunities and higher education certificate and degree attainment for the early childhood education and out-of-school time (ECE/OST) workforce.

North Shore Community College and Northern Essex Community College are collaborating to offer enhanced supports to the early childhood, out of school time, and family child care communities under the Career Pathways Grant. 

 

This northeast Career Pathways partnership will be most convenient for educators working in the communities of: 

Amesbury, Andover, Boxford, Dracut, Georgetown, Groveland, Haverhill, Lawrence, Merrimac, Methuen, Newbury, Newburyport, North Andover, North Reading, Reading, Rowley, Salisbury, Tewksbury, Wakefield, West Newbury (Northern Essex Community College)

                                                                                   and

Beverly, Danvers, Essex, Gloucester, Hamilton, Ipswich, Lynn, Lynnfield, Manchester, Marblehead, Middleton, Nahant, Peabody, Rockport, Salem, Saugus, Swampscott, Topsfield, Wenham (North Shore Community College)

 

The northeast Career Pathways grant will offer the following supports and services for educators:

  • ESL classes and bilingual workshops
  • Support in Adult Basic Education to earn high school equivalency
  • A comprehensive Teacher Training Program for those wanting to start a career in ECE
  • Courses and support to increase in EEC certification (Teacher, Lead Teacher, Director 1 and Director 2)
  • Courses and support to earn a national Child Development Associate (CDA) Credential
  • Opportunities for enhanced leadership in the field of ECE and OST and
  • Advising and courses to build toward an Associate’s, Bachelor’s or Master’s degree!

 

For more information, contact: 

Kathy Gallo                                                                                                                                                   

North Shore Community College – Lynn room E-217 
kgallo@northshore.edu 
781-593-6722 X6249 

 

Mercedes Villar (habla español)                                                                                                                               

North Shore Community College – Lynn room E-219
mvillar@northshore.edu 
781-593-6722 X6253 

 

LeeAnn Soucy                                                                                                                                                               

North Shore Community College – Lynn room E-219
lsoucy@northshore.edu 
781-593-6722 X6638

 

Doris Buckley, Ed.D                                                                                                                                           

Northern Essex Community Collge Office: Haverhill C3041
dbuckley@Necc.mass.edu
978-556-3374

 

 Funded by the Career Pathways grant from the MA Department of Early Education & Care (EEC)