Business & Industry Partnerships

  • BATEC (Boston-area Advanced Technologic Education Connections)
    This partnership involving UMass Boston, Bunker Hill Community College, Roxbury Community College, Tech Boston, and the Metropolitan School to Career Partnership provides workforce development and creates career pathways in information technology.
    Contact: Judith Hogan, 781-280-3816,
  • Entrepreneurship Program Development
    Entrepreneurship Program Development provides resources for MCC to strengthen the potential of current and future small business owners. MCC works with teachers and students at Greater Lowell Technical High School, Nashoba Valley Technical High School, Lowell High School, Lowell Middlesex Academy Charter School and the Out of School Youth Development Center to foster the development of strong entrepreneurial skills.
    Funding: Massachusetts State Legislature
    Contact: Judith Hogan, 781-280-3816,
  • Lahey Clinic - MCC Education Partnership
    In Fall 2005, MCC’s Nursing Program entered into a collaborative partnership with Lahey Clinic designed to help ease the long-term nationwide nursing shortage. The partnership enables qualified Lahey employees to attend MCC’s part-time nursing program while continuing to work at Lahey Clinic. Lahey employees are integrated into classes and clinical experiences and are provided with laboratory experiences at Lahey Clinic’s own state-of-the art simulation lab. Middlesex is responsible for the overall planning and implementation of the program, including curriculum content, faculty appointments, student academic advising, and requirements for student admission, matriculation, grading and graduation. Lahey offers substantial financial incentives including loan forgiveness and stipends and provides career coaching for employees.
    Contact: Camille Brown, 978-656-3009,
  • Merrimack Valley Small Business Assistance Center
    Serving the greater Lowell area, the Merrimack Valley Small Business Assistance Center provides professional counseling, workshops, and information to individuals wanting to start or expand a small business. Through an initiative co-sponsored by Middlesex, Community Teamwork, Inc., the City of Lowell, and UMass Lowell, the Center is a one-stop resource where clients can find help and resources, learn to develop a business plan, do a feasibility study and market research, apply for a loan, and gain knowledge about business management, financing and technology. In the past five years, the Center served 1,592 clients; 206 businesses were established and 252 jobs were created.
    Contact: Judith Hogan, 781-280-3816,
  • Manufacturing Roundtable Speaker Series
    Middlesex has partnered with the Greater Boston Manufacturing Partnership to offer a series of monthly breakfast meetings with notable speakers to provide information on “lean manufacturing” and the “continuous improvement” philosophy. Both GBMP and MCC are committed to providing companies with the highest quality training and information available and recognize the value of belonging to a community that will help businesses on their “lean” journey to operational excellence. These meetings, held on MCC’s Bedford campus, are excellent networking opportunities.
    Contact: Judy Burke, 978-656-3144,
  • Massachusetts Workforce Training Fund Information Sessions
    Middlesex has partnered with the Massachusetts Division of Career Services, Department of Workforce Development, to host Workforce Training Fund information sessions that promote the concept of workforce development to area companies. The Fund provides resources to businesses to train current and newly hired employees. Its goal is to help improve employee skills and maintain the economic strength of the Commonwealth’s businesses. Sessions are held five or six times a year at MCC in Bedford and Lowell. During each session a representative from the Fund provides information on how businesses can tap into state funds to meet their training goals.
    Contact: Judy Burke, 978-656-3144,
    For several years, MCC has partnered with the Northeastern Massachusetts Law Enforcement Council (NEMLEC) to host the Northeastern Regional Technology Training Law Enforcement Collaborative. The free training for law enforcement personnel is made possible through a federal award administered by the Department of Justice, Community Oriented Policing Services. The technology training has three components—crime analysis, basic computer skills, and crime investigations. Hundreds of students have attended classes, which are aimed at all levels of law enforcement, including police chiefs, command staff, detectives, patrolmen, and civilian support. In a separate program, two members of the MCC administration have been certified as members of NEMLEC’s School Threat Assessment and Response System (STARS). The STARS program is designed to assist the region’s schools and colleges enhance school safety. The STARS team develops plans to prevent problems on school grounds and respond to crisis when needed.
    Contact: Audrey Nahabedian, 978-656-3136,
  • Verizon Next Step Program
    Middlesex has teamed with 10 other community colleges in New England, 15 colleges in New York, and the International Brotherhood of Electrical Workers in a ground-breaking workforce education program that offers Verizon employees in New York and New England the opportunity to earn an associate degree in Applied Science with a special focus on Telecommunications Technology, completely at Verizon’s expense. Four groups of Next Step students are enrolled in the program at Middlesex. Each group meets one full day each week to take courses on MCC’s Lowell Campus. The program is designed to enable Verizon technicians to stay current with advancing technology, understand changing marketplace realities, and enhance customer service skills.
    Contact: Mary DiSanzo, 978-656-3174,
Last Modified: 8/2/21