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Governor Baker visits Fitchburg’s Monty Tech to see Skills Capital grant in action Posted on Jun 16

Governor Baker visits Fitchburg's Monty Tech to see Skills Capital grant in action

On Thursday, Governor Baker and Housing & Economic Development Secretary Jay Ash visited Montachusett Regional Vocational Technical School, the recipient of a $136,000 Skill Capital grant from the administration to help build a facility for a new veterinary program. More from the Sentinel & Enterprise: The   …Continue Reading Governor Baker visits Fitchburg’s Monty Tech to see Skills Capital grant in action

Governor Baker, Lt. Governor Polito announce $2.2M in grants to support vocational equipment and programs Posted on Jun 15

Governor Baker, Lt. Governor Polito announce $2.2M in grants to support vocational equipment and programs

Governor Charlie Baker and Lt. Governor Karyn Polito, along with members of their Skills Cabinet, awarded $2.2 million in Skills Capital Grants to 10 high schools, community colleges and educational institutions that will use the funds to purchase updated equipment and expand skills training programs   …Continue Reading Governor Baker, Lt. Governor Polito announce $2.2M in grants to support vocational equipment and programs

Governor Baker and Boston Mayor Walsh announce expanded early college program Posted on May 23

Governor Baker and Boston Mayor Walsh announce expanded early college program

Governor Charlie Baker and Mayor Martin J. Walsh joined Massachusetts Maritime Academy and Boston Public School officials to announce the expansion of a dual enrollment program that will guarantee admission to the maritime college. College officials also pledged to fully-fund financial aid needs for qualified   …Continue Reading Governor Baker and Boston Mayor Walsh announce expanded early college program

Baker-Polito Administration announces big boost in funding to early education Posted on Mar 31

On Wednesday, the Baker-Polito Administration announced a 6 percent rate increase for all early education programs that provide care for low-income families, worth $28.6 million, which represents the largest rate hike for subsidized early education and care programs in 10 years. The Department of Early Education   …Continue Reading Baker-Polito Administration announces big boost in funding to early education

On Gloucester Harbor, Governor Baker announces $39 million in life sciences and STEM grants Posted on Feb 17

On Gloucester Harbor, Governor Baker announces $39 million in life sciences and STEM grants

On the campus of the Gloucester Marine Genomic Institute (GMGI), surrounded by students and some fishy specimens, Governor Charlie Baker reaffirmed that Massachusetts is the most innovative state in the nation, and a global leader in the life sciences. And in order advance that primacy,   …Continue Reading On Gloucester Harbor, Governor Baker announces $39 million in life sciences and STEM grants

Lt. Governor Polito, Congressman Kennedy, Dr. Leiden: Training the next generation in science and technology Posted on Nov 21

Lt. Governor Polito, Congressman Kennedy, Dr. Leiden: Training the next generation in science and technology

Training the next generation in science and technology By Karyn Polito, Joe Kennedy III and Jeffrey Leiden NOVEMBER 21, 2016 in The Boston Globe WHEN GLADY BAEZ came to her Vertex Pharmaceuticals internship as a high school junior, she was uncertain of her future. While   …Continue Reading Lt. Governor Polito, Congressman Kennedy, Dr. Leiden: Training the next generation in science and technology

Lt. Governor Polito promotes STEM internships at annual summit in Worcester Posted on Nov 4

Lt. Governor Polito promotes STEM internships at annual summit in Worcester

  On Tuesday, November 1, Lt. Governor Polito joined STEM leaders, including STEM Council Co-Chair Congressman Joseph P. Kennedy III and about 1,400 educators, employers, and policy-makers at the DCU Center. The annual Massachusetts STEM Summit promotes Science, Technology, Engineering and Math education and workforce development from early childhood through   …Continue Reading Lt. Governor Polito promotes STEM internships at annual summit in Worcester

PHOTOS: Governor Baker visits with Springfield, Holyoke students to talk college affordability, dual enrollment Posted on Oct 6

PHOTOS: Governor Baker visits with Springfield, Holyoke students to talk college affordability, dual enrollment

On Tuesday, Governor Charlie Baker headed out west to talk with Springfield High School seniors about college affordability and the Commonwealth Commitment program during the Go Higher! College Assembly. He also joined Education Secretary Jim Peyser, Commissioner Mitchell Chester, Receiver Stephen Zrike, Mayor Alex Morse, and   …Continue Reading PHOTOS: Governor Baker visits with Springfield, Holyoke students to talk college affordability, dual enrollment

Lt. Governor Polito talks campus safety, sexual assault prevention Posted on Oct 3

Lt. Governor Polito talks campus safety, sexual assault prevention

On Wednesday, Lt. Governor Karyn Polito joined Public Safety Secretary Daniel Bennett, Education Secretary Jim Peyser, UMass President Marty Meehan, and Attorney General Maura Healey to talk about and spur action on sexual assaults and “active shooter” situations on campuses across Massachusetts. “I am proud that Massachusetts has   …Continue Reading Lt. Governor Polito talks campus safety, sexual assault prevention

Governor Baker, higher education leaders announce college affordability & completion plan Posted on Apr 21

Governor Baker, higher education leaders announce college affordability & completion plan

On Thursday, April 21, Governor Baker shared the stage on the campus of Middlesex Community College (MCC) with UMass President Marty Meehan, Worcester State President Barry Maloney, and MCC President Dr. James Mabry to announce an innovative college affordability and completion plan to help more students achieve   …Continue Reading Governor Baker, higher education leaders announce college affordability & completion plan