FRAMINGHAM, MA (July 2018) — MassBay Community College is pleased to announce it has been awarded $25 million from Governor Charlie Baker to invest in a new MassBay Health Science Center in Framingham. The $3.9 Billion bill will pave the way for major statewide capital investments in public college and university campuses, health and human services facilities, state office buildings, public safety facilities, and courts.
“It has been a long-standing priority of mine to establish a permanent MassBay campus in Framingham,” said Senator Karen E. Spilka (D-Ashland), Chair of the Senate Ways and Means Committee. “After advocating for it for several years, I am thrilled that money is being allocated through this bond authorization. This investment in MassBay’s allied health facility in Framingham is an important step in our continued work to bolster health and life sciences education in MetroWest, and in shoring up a vital institution of higher education in our region.”
“We are very grateful to Governor Baker and the Legislature for their generous investment and commitment to our College,” said MassBay President Dr. David Podell. “This funding will allow MassBay to not only strengthen our Health Sciences programs by investing in a permanent location in Framingham, but it will continue to allow us to meet workforce demands of the MetroWest region.”
MassBay Community College currently leases the Farley School building, owned by the City of Framingham, for our Health Sciences programs. MassBay offers Associate degree and certificate programs in Radiologic Technology, Surgical Technology, Central Processing Technology, Paramedicine, Emergency Medical Technician (EMT), Nursing, Phlebotomy, and Medical Coding. For more information on our Health Sciences Programs visit the MassBay website.
MassBay Community College was recently ranked by the Brookings Institution as one of the top schools for value added and earned salaries in the workforce. Ranked #1 for 2-year colleges in Massachusetts, #2 in New England and ranked #16 nationally. The College’s facilities in Wellesley Hills, Framingham and Ashland house day, evening and weekend classes that meet the needs of degree-seeking students and career minded life-long learners. Online options provide convenience and allow faculty to facilitate the learning process. Since its founding in 1961, MassBay has been accredited by several governing bodies and strives to meet the needs of the diverse local communities it serves.