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Introducing the New MetroWest Hub for Technology-Enabled Health Care, Early Childhood Education, and Human Services Training

The 68,500 square foot, state-of-the-art MassBay Center for Health Sciences, Early Childhood, and Human Services is currently under construction, with an expected opening in early 2024. The Center will be a central regional pipeline of trained health care workers, early childhood educators, and human services professionals.

WEBCAM! Updated hourly. New Building on the Framingham Campus of MassBay →

“The programs being housed in this building are transformative for our students. They lead directly into jobs, and good paying jobs too, mostly in the health care industry. The real goal for this project is to enhance our ability at MassBay to help people move into more stable and rewarding careers, and ultimately to improve lives.”
— MassBay President David Podell, Ph.D.

Architectural Rendering of new building, from Franklin Street Framingham
New Center in Framingham, front view
MassBay new building in Framingham - plaza

Providing Opportunities & Equity
Located in downtown Framingham, the new Center will serve a community of which 40% are identified as economically disadvantaged, 50% for which English is a second language, and 48% identify as persons of color.

Leading Edge Health Care Facilities and Equipment
Students enrolled in MassBay’s health care programs will have access to the only Accredited Simulation Center in MetroWest, fully preparing them for the high-tech, fast-paced health care careers of the modern day. The Simulation Center includes:

  • The world’s first mannequin simulator equipped with Artificial Intelligence (AI)
  • An Immersive, Interactive Virtual Reality (VR) Room
  • Multipurpose debriefing, video capture, streaming, and playback rooms, enabling facilitated dialogue and review of student simulation experiences
  • The leading edge medication dispensing Pyxis System
  • iSimulate’s RealITi 360, highly advanced patient device simulators which mimic monitors, defibrillators and ventilators
  • Leading edge obstetrics simulator with TOCO fetal monitoring, the most advanced labor and delivery patient simulator in the world

Serving the Most Vulnerable, Pursuing Rewarding Careers, Supporting the MetroWest Economy

The new Center enables MassBay to expand training and educational opportunities in good paying jobs primarily in health care, but also in career fields that provide needed social assistance for communities that need it most.

Among the areas of study being offered in the new Center:
Early Childhood Education, Infant-Toddler Teacher, Substance Abuse Counseling, and training for social workers and mental health professionals.

Staying Local

A recent study showed nearly half of MassBay graduates stay in MetroWest to live and work. In FY’18-’19, MassBay alumni generated $106.1 million in added income for the regional economy, which is equivalent to supporting 1,089 jobs. Of these jobs, 271 were in the Health Care and Social Assistance industry.

These are real impacts on MetroWest that would not have been generated without MassBay’s presence here.


MassBay is especially proud of the sustainable features within the new Center for Health Sciences, Early Childhood, and Human Services. The building will include geothermal heating, energy from solar panels, and will be a zero carbon building.

Project Milestones


TOPPING OFF VIDEO March 23, 2022




Construction Site Photos from October 24, 2022 →

Photos from the Topping Off Ceremony →

Photos from the Groundbreaking Ceremony →