FRAMINGHAM - Massachusetts Bay Community College will be cutting the ribbon for its new building in Framingham on Tuesday, January 30.
The Center for Health Sciences, Early Childhood, and Human Services is a 68,500 square foot facility on the corner of Mount Wayte Avenue and Franklin Avenue. It features state of the art equipment for students in multiple fields.
President of MassBay Community College David Podell said that this new site, along with additional investments made into community colleges across the state—such as the MassReconnect program—can open doors for the careers of thousands throughout the MetroWest region.
“What this building does, it allows people to enter a career path that they may not otherwise have thought of, that they may have felt was out of reach,” Podell explained in an exclusive interview with The Frame.
General education classes as well as programs for multiple certifications and degrees will be provided at the building, which received 90% of its funding from a state government allocation.
“We have spared no expenses to ensure that we’re preparing (students) for the real world of work,” Dean of Health Sciences Lynne Davis explained.
“When they leave this lab environment—this teaching and training environment—and they go into our clinical sites, that’s exactly what they do.”
The site—which had its ground broken back in September 2021—is a step forward for MassBay, as the college had previously utilized Framingham Public Schools’ Farley Building for its campus within the city.
“This is a place of opportunity,” Podell continued.
“This is a place to change the trajectory of your life and your family’s life.”
The ribbon cutting ceremony will begin at 9:30 a.m. on Tuesday.
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