Massachusetts Transforms Delivery of Education and Training Across the State

by Deborah Richie / Oct 14, 2015

Led by Quinsigamond Community College, the 15 community colleges in Massachusetts came together as a consortium with Round One TAACCCT funding. The Massachusetts Community College Workforce Development Transformation Agenda consortium brought together the higher education, economic development, adult basic education and workforce development systems with industry stakeholders to transform the delivery of education and training programs in six key sectors – Advanced Manufacturing; Information Technology; Biotechnology and Life Science; Healthcare; Clean Energy; Entrepreneurship and Financial Services. With a shared commitment to system change, committed leadership, and broad, efficient use of technology, they organized statewide teams and undertook curriculum reform and joint investments in technology. To learn more about Massachusetts Community College Workforce Development Transformation Agenda, read "Transforming Delivery of Education and Training Across the State."

Deborah Richieserves as a member of the Transformative Change Initiative team at OCCRL. She has 25 years of experience as an administrator at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, including 10+ years as a dean at the Graduate College, directing graduate fellowship grants and programs. She is an adjunct assistant professor in the Department of Education Policy, Organization and Leadership.