In the News

Manufacturing Gets a Boost
by Jim Kinney, The Republican- Business Monday-October 7, 2013
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Valley Led in Economic Growth
by James Woolsey, The Republican-May12, 2013
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Report of the MIT Taskforce on Innovation and Production
MIT Report February 22,2013
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Precision Manufacturing Means Big Business in Western Massachusetts
by Jim Kinney, The Republican-February 10, 2013
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Westfield Vocational Adds Robotics to Manufacturing Technology Department
by Ted LaBorde,The Republican- January 7, 2013
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Smith Voke Gets $100,000 Grant
by Fred Contrada, The Republican- January 1,2013
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Jobs Empty for Lack of Skills
by Shira Schoenberg, The Republican-Business Monday- December 10, 2012
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Westfield Voc. Tech. Manufacturing Program Awarded Funding
SME Education Foundation - November 9, 2012
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STCC Awards Endowed Chairs
The Republican-Novembver 7, 2012
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Manufacturers Hang Tough in Bay State
Commentary, Boston Business Journal as Reported in The Republican- Business Monday, September 17, 2012
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State Looks to Promote Manufacturing
by Jon Chesto, Boston Business Journal as Reported in The Republican- Business Monday, September 17, 2012
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UMass, Precision Manufacturers Share Ideas at Trade Gathering
by Jim Kinney, The Republican-Business Monday-August 27, 2012
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State to Fund Job Training in WMass for Precision Manufacturing
ABC 40 News
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State Grant Funds Machinist Jobs
by Jim Kinney, The Republican- August 7, 2012
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Putnam on Mission to Support Workforce Training
by Julie Kristensen, The Republican- July 9, 2012
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Math Skills Needed for Future Workforce
by J.D. Chesloff and Larry Maier, The Republican- Viewpoint, July 8, 2012
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Driving Force
by George O'Brien, Business West- June 18, 2012
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Putnam Co-Op Program With Pioneer Tool Supply Leads to Full Time Job
by Julie Kristensen, The Republican- June 4, 2012
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High School Students Tour Advance Welding
by Neil Carroll- ABC 40
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Putnam Vocational Technical Academy Must Train Future Workers
by The Republican Editorials, The Republican - May 4, 2012
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Westfield Vocational Technical High School Manufacturing Program Statewide Model
by Jim Kinney, The Republican- May 2, 2012
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Critics Assail Cutbacks to Machine Technology Program at Putnam
by Julie Kristensen, The Republican-Business Monday- April 30, 2012.
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Manufacturers Seek Skilled Workers
by D.C. Denison, Boston Globe- March 11,2012
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Manufacturing Program Readies Students for 21st Century Jobs
By Laura Barrett, MTA Today- February 2012
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Taking Stock of the Future
by Jeanette DeForge,The Republican- February 12, 2012
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WMass Manufacturing: Timing Right for Revival
Editorial,The Republican- February 12, 2012
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Speciality Firms See Opportunities
by Jim Kinney,The Republican- February 12,2012
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Commentary: Vocational Students More Relevant
Commentary by Gilberto Traverso- The Republican- February 12, 2012
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Smith & Wesson Grows in Springfield Hiring Veterans, Putnam Vocational Students
by Jim Kinney,The Republican-February 6, 2012
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Community Colleges: Local Connections Key
by Jim Kinney, Business Monday-The Republican- February 6, 2012
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Community Colleges Resource for Recovery
Commentary- Business Monday- The Republican- February 6, 2012
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Workforce Training is Good Business
Business West- January 31, 2012
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Springfield Gunmaker Aims High
by Jim Kinney, The Republican-Business Monday- December 19, 2011
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Collaborative Effort
by Jim Kinney,The Republican- Business Monday-December 12, 2011
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Vocational Schools Consider Expanding  Course
by Jeanette DeForge,The Republican- Neighborhood Plus-November 30, 2011
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Pioneer Valley Machine Shops Get Massachusetts Grant to Train Workers
by Jim Kinney, The Republican-October 13, 2011
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Feeling the Pinch
by Jim Kinney, The Republican-September 5, 2011
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Students Enjoy Summer Science
by Peter Goonan,The Republican-September 4, 2011
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Massachusetts, It's All Here- Business Resources
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Massachusetts Hiring Outlook Lukewarm, According to AIM Survey
by Jim Kinney, The Republican- July 5, 2011
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Certifiable
by Dr. Ira Rubenzahl-Business Monday-The Republican- May 2, 2011
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Class of 2011 Young Business and Community Leaders of Western Massachuestts
Business West- April 25, 2011
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Connecticut Technology Center Could Help Massachusetts
by Jim Kinney, The  Republican-February 21, 2011
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Manufacturers are Redefining Themselves
by Peter Alpern, Industry Week-January 19, 2011
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Thorn Industries Parlays Experience into Efficient Medical Parts Manufacturing Business
Northeast Manufacturing News- December 2010-Page 26
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NTMA Creates NTMA Manufacturing Technology Award Program for Members
Northeast Manufacturing News- December 2010- Page 6
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Defense, Homeland Security Contracts Key for Many Western Massachusetts Businesses, Colleges
By Jim Kinney,The Republican- December 7, 2010
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Strength in Numbers: 4 Small Pioneer Valley Manufacturers Team Up to Land Larger Contracts
By Jim Kinney,The Republican- December 6, 2010
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New Manufacturing Conference Seeks to Link Westerm Mass Companies, Services
By Jim Kinney,The Republican-November 17, 2010
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Getting an Education
By Kathy Mitchell, Business West-November 8,2010
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Helping Manufacturers Break the Mold
Editorial,Business West- July 19, 2010
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Prototype for Progress
by George O'Brien, Business West- July 19,2010
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Direct Course of Action
by Kathleen Mitchell, Business West-July 5, 2010
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Bringing it all Back Home
by Joseph Bednar, Business West- June 7, 2010
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Research at Public Universities Advances Technology, Improves the Environment, Creates Jobs and Income
Rutgers University Media Relations- April 26,2010
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WMass Needs a Soul for a New Machine
Editorial, The Republican-March 14, 2010
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UMass Has Designs on Court Square
Editorial, The Republican- February 4, 2010
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UMass Amherst and  Chancellor Robert Holub
Business West, February 1, 2010
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UMass Touts Springfield Ties
by Jim Kinney, The Republican-January 29, 2010
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Innovative Force
by George O'Brien, Business West- January 4, 2010
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In Praise of the PMRAP
Editorial, Business West- January 4, 2010
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If We Design It, Let's Build It
by The Republican Editorials- December 19, 2009
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State's Unemployment Rate Declines Slightly
by Jim Kinney, The Republican- December 17, 2009
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Grant to Boost Machine Jobs
by Jim Kinney, The Republican- December 17, 2009
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Misperceptions, Challenges, Hopes
by Derek Korn, Modern Machine Shop, November 16, 2009
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Precise Job Training Gives Students Edge
Editorial, The Republican, December 8, 2009
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Putnam Effort Draws Students
by Jim Kinney, The Republican-December 6, 2009
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Supply Chain Management
by John Van Kirk, NCDMM Impact-November/December 2009
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Sector Cobbles Jobless Comeback
by Robert Gavin, Boston Globe-October 29, 2009
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Ready to Press the Reset Button?
by Jack Healy, MAC Action Newsline- October 2009
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Retirements and Attrition for Some Jobs Growing
Aerospace Industries Association -September 2009
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What Massachusetts Frims Must Do to Survive Global Competition
by Jack Healy, MAC Action Newsline- September 2009
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Recession Grinding on Machine Shops
by Jim Kinney, The Republican- August 25, 2009
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Westfield Voc. Tech.Equips Today's Students to Become Tomorrow's Skilled Workforce
Manufacturing Northeast Magazine- August 2009
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Community College Holds Key to Future
Editorial, The Republican- August 20, 2009
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Children Learn Skills at Camp
by Lori Stabile, The Republican- August 2, 2009
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Investing in Employees Key to Valley Steel Stamp Growth
by Cori Urban,The Republican- April 20, 2009
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Picture This: Getting Down to Business
Business West- March 30, 2009
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Manufacturing Needs the Support of Manufacturers
by Jack Healy, MAC Action Newsline-March 2009
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From the State House to Your House
Ed Leyden Interview with Sen. Stephen J. Buoniconti
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Vocational Education Investment Sought
by  Dan Moriarty, Westfield Evening News- March 27, 2009
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City Needs New Suit of Economic Armor
Editorial, The Republican, March 8, 2009
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Building a Workforce- One Parking Lot Visit at a Time
Editorial, Business West-March 2, 2009
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Making Progress
by Kenneth L. Ross, Business West-March 2, 2009
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' Career Explorations' Program Works to Introduce Young People to Precision Machining
by George O'Brien, Business West- March 2, 2009
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National Council for Advanced Manufacturing: Green Jobs in Manufacturing
from Mass MEP- February 25, 2009 
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Manufacturing Related Tax Provisions in Economic Stimulus Bill
Update from NTMA/PJAM
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Boulevard Machine and Gear
by Joy Mercer Barksdale, Women's Enterprise USA-November-December 2008 
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Careers in Technology the Focus at EASTEC 2009
Press Release on EASTEC 2009- February 2009
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Building Coalitions
by Larry A. Maier, Manufacturing Engineering- February 2009
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Dan O'Connell Quits Deval Patrick Cabinet
by Donna Goodison, Boston Herald-January 31, 2009
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 Seeking Precision for Local Economy
Editorial, The Republican-January 12, 2009
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Machine Shops Upgrade Expertise
by James P. Kinney, The Republican-January 9, 2009
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Maier Appointed to NCDMM Board
NCDMM Press Release- January 2009
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Award Aids Machine Industry
by Holly Angelo, The Republican-October 31, 2008
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Manufacturing's Missing Generation
by Ted Bauer, MAC Action Newsline- October  2008
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Mobile Outreach to School Kids
by Larry A. Maier, National Defense- October 2008
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Vocational School Gets Pep Talk
by Alex Peshkov, The Republican- September 26, 2008
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Factory Fueled by Sun Power
by Jim Kinney, The Republican- September 7, 2008
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Springfield Museum Work Wins Approval
by Peter Goonan, The Republican-August 21, 2008
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Good Jobs in City: How to Get Them
Editorial, The Republican-August 20, 2008
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State Aid Targets Job Skills
by Peter Goonan, The Republican- August 19, 2008
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Girls Find Home at Robot Camp
by George Graham, The Sunday Republican- August 17, 2008
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Making it in Massachusetts
Editorial, The Boston Globe- July 20, 2008
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Springfield Needs to Tap Potential
Editorial, The Republican- July 8, 2008
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Governor Patrick Unveils Springfield Growth Plans
by Peter Goonan, The Republican-July 8, 2008
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Tool Manufacturer Sees a Rosy Future
by Jim Kinney, The Republican- June 25, 2008
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Where Students Learn 21st Century Skills
by Lt. Gov.Timothy P. Murray, The Republican- June 22, 2008
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Opportunity Knocks for Skilled Workers
Editorial, The Republican- June 22,2008
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Hoppe Tool: A Local Manufacturing Success Story
by Ray Hershel- ABC Channel 40- June 18, 2008
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Pioneer Valley Workforce Hurt by Aging, 'Skills Gap'
by Jim Kinney, The Republican- June 19, 2008
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Companies Seek Tax Break
by Jim Kinney, The Republican- June 10, 2008
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Springfield Needs Economic Boost
Editorial, The Republican- June 3, 2008
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Manufacturing Courses Get Aid
by Alex Peshkov, The Republican-June 2, 2008
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MAC Action Newsline- May 2008
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MAC Action Newsline- April 2008
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Outreach Vehicle
by Larry A. Maier, Business West- April 14, 2008
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Program Boosts Workers Training
by Jim Kinney, The Republican- April 1, 2008
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WCTF Projects Help Build Career Ladder in Manufacturing Sector
by Jack Healy, MassMEP- March 2008
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Manufacturing is Alive in Massachusetts
Press Release from the MA Executive Office of Economic Development
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Hard Times, Good Jobs
CBS News Video
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Celebrarting Manufacturing
by Jack Healy, MassMEP- February 2008
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Skilled Workers Sought by WMass Employers
by George Graham, The Republican-February 10, 2008
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WMNTMA Collaboration with Western MA Economic Development Council
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All We Are Saying: Give Manufacturing a Chance
Editorial, Business West- January 7, 2008
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Employing a Strategy
by Joseph Bednar, Business West-December 24, 2007
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A Local Call
by George O'Brien, Business West-December 24, 2007
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Our Workforce is a Work in Progress
Editorial-Business West-December 24, 2007
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Precision Machining Courses
E-mail to Legislative Delegation from Larry A. Maier- December 28, 2007
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What is Manufacturing?
by Jack Healy, MassMEP- December 2007
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 Curious Students Enticed
by Jonathan Appleton,The Republican - November 12, 2007
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A New Vision for Engineering Recruitment
by Jack Healy- MassMEP- MAC Action Newsline, October 2007
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Casino Plans Touted in Region
by Holly Angelo, The Republican - October 5, 2007
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Testimony to Executive Office of Labor and Workforce Development
Statement from Sen. Gale D.Candaras-September 29, 2007
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Testimony to Executive Office of Labor and Workforce Development
by Larry A. Maier, President, Peerless Precision Inc. and the WMNTMA- September 28, 2007
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History Class - STCC at 40
by George O'Brien, Business West-September 17, 2007
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America's 10 Most Wanted Workers
by Mary Lorenz, Careerbuilder.com. September 2007
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Precision is Needed to Prime Economy
Editorial, The Republican- September 6, 2007
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Supply and Demand
by George O'Brien, Business West- September 5, 2007
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Turning Points
by George O'Brien, Business West- September 5, 2007
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STCC Gets Internships
by Marcia Blomberg, The Republican- September 5, 2007
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New Tech Wing Ready for Use
by Jeanette DeForge, The Republican, September 3, 2007
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Back to School on Tuesday
by Marla A. Goldberg, The Republican, Springfield Neighborhoods Plus- August 29, 2007
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Careers in High-Tech Machining
by Loretta Dansereau, River East School-to-Work Newsletter-August 2007
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Manufacturing Holds Promise for WMASS
Editorial, The Republican- August 2, 2007
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Machine Shop Chiefs Tell Murray: " We Need  Skilled Workers"
by Marla A. Goldberg, The Republican- July 31, 2007
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Quinsigamond Community College Receives $750,000 NSF Grant
July 30, 2007
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Springfield is Open for Small Business
by Sen. John F. Kerry, The Republican- July 29, 2007
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Metalworking Mojo
by Pete Zelinski, Modern Machine Shop- July 2007
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Funding Approved for WMASS in House
by Jo-Ann Moriarty, The Republican- July 25, 2007
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