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Click Here for 2014-2015 BVYLA Program Information and Application

 

Click Here for 2014-2015 BVYLA Program Information and Application 

 

BVEF Awarded New Grant to Build Internship/Jobs Program

 

2014 STEM Conference will be held on November 1st at Tufts Cummings School campus in Grafton 

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Providing Programs and Services for Local Schools   

School districts throughout the region have bonded together with the Blackstone Valley Education Foundation to leverage community support that enhances efforts to connect current learning with future career paths for students, whether following post-secondary education or directly after high school graduation.  BVEF provides professional development for teachers and school counselors, as well as innovative career-connection programs that assist students in the development of 21st century skills, by connecting the classroom with local businesses and the community.   The goal is to assist with the development of our future work force in the Blackstone Valley and throughout the nation.  

 BVEF initiatives include:

Massachusetts Manufacturing Pipeline Program (M2P2)

Blackstone Valley S.T.E.M. Conference in cooperation with the

Tufts University School of Veterinary Medicine

Manufacturing Day Tours of local manufacturing companies

Blackstone Valley Youth Leadership Academy

Art in the Valley Exhibition

Annual Business & Education Forum

Humanities Scholars

Professional development for teachers and school counselors

Career Speakers Bureau

College Planning Services

 

Mass Manufacturing Pipeline Program

The Blackstone Valley Education Foundation will establish a pilot program known as the Mass Manufacturing Pipeline Program (M2P2) to provide collaboration between its member public school districts and area manufacturers.  This includes identifying prospective students, offering on-site training sessions and creating a recommended technical skills-oriented curriculum. The funding for this program is through a grant from the Massachusetts Executive Offices of Housing and Economic Development and addresses the critical need among Blackstone Valley area manufacturers to identify and cultivate a future workforce within the advanced manufacturing sector.

 

The Mass Manufacturing Pipeline Program is based on the premise that an additional source of students need to be educated about the opportunities that exist for careers in advanced manufacturing and the skills necessary to succeed in those careers. BVEF will take a lead role in securing partnerships between its eleven member school districts and local manufacturers including the establishment of a template for an internship and work placement program that can be piloted in the Blackstone Valley.