RENEW Grant – Robotics/Equipment Technical Training


Are you looking for a new career opportunity? MCC offers
FREE technical training to expand your skills and knowledge in manufacturing.

At MCC, unemployed and underemployed individuals can take advantage of the RENEW grant at MCC, funded by the American Rescue Plan Act, in partnership with Mount Wachusett Community College, Insulet Corporation, Mass Life Sciences and MassHire Career Centers.

  • Receive hands-on experience with mechanical and robotics equipment 
  • Use self-paced online learning
  • Engage in group discussions

Upon completion of the eight-week program, you have the option to interview for open positions as an Equipment/Maintenance Technician or Materials Handler at Insulet Corporation, a medical device company based in Acton.

Students enrolled in the RENEW program are prepared to:

  • Work in an advanced manufacturing setting, with a focus on the life sciences industry
  • Earn an OSHA 30 certification and a Certified Manufacturing Associate Credential through Tooling-U

The next training cohort starts on Monday, March 25:

Classes are held during the day, 9 a.m. to 2:30 p.m., Mondays through Thursdays
8 Week Program - Monday, March 25 to Thursday, May 16
In-person on MCC’s Bedford Campus 

If you have any questions, please email or call 978-656-3212

“Throughout the program, we've immersed ourselves in the fascinating world of robotics, from understanding the fundamentals to troubleshooting and resolving problems.

The hands-on experiences and collaborative tasks have been instrumental in shaping us into skilled technicians ready to tackle the challenges of the ever-evolving field of manufacturing and robotics.

I want to express my heartfelt thanks to the Insulet team, who fueled this program and opened our eyes to the dynamic field of Robotics in manufacturing. The industry tour provided an

immersive experience that brought theoretical concepts to life in a real-world setting. Personally, it has been one of the most enlightening industrial tours of my life.”

Sarah Kandula, RENEW program graduate

Last Modified: 3/20/24