For more than 15 years, Middlesex Community College has helped promote international development and trade opportunities for businesses in our local community, as well as those abroad. Middlesex has participated in a wide variety of programs, including international exchange programs, fellowships and trade seminars. Over the years, by working in collaboration with funding partners at the local, regional, national and international levels, MCC has made it possible for business owners, managers and officials from other countries to visit our Bedford and Lowell campuses to interact with faculty and staff, as well as business leaders in the area.
MCC staff and faculty have also traveled abroad to bring their expertise where it was needed around the globe, including a recent Higher Education for Development grant (HED) to promote entrepreneurship and workforce development through capacity building in Morocco with Ecole Normale Supériere de l’Enseignment Technique of Mohammedia. HED manages innovative partnerships that join U.S. colleges and universities with institutions of higher learning in developing nations. In this way, it supports and facilitates the engagement of U.S. higher education in global development.
Middlesex has also worked extensively with local businesses, regional trade consortia and community organizations to promote and facilitate foreign trade between local businesses and global markets. More than 850 area-business people have received trade assistance services since 1988.
Each International Development and International Trade project is unique and is initiated by the funding source, not the college. For more information about MCC's International Development and Trade Programs, contact Judy Hogan, Dean of Business, Education, and Public Service, at firstname.lastname@example.org or 781-280-3816.