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MassBay Offers Free Success Workshops for High School Students During April Vacation Week

Wednesday, April 14, 2021

WELLESLEY HILLS, Mass. (April 8, 2021) — MassBay Community College Office of Corporate Partnership and Workforce Development will offer academic success workshops during April vacation week for local high school students to become familiar with learning in a remote college environment. The three free workshops (descriptions below) will be held on a virtual platform and will cover topics that are frequent barriers to a student’s success.

“We want every student to be an academic success story, but not every student has the foundational understanding on how to be successful in college,” said MassBay Director of Corporate Partnerships and Workforce Development, Phara Boyer. “After hearing feedback from our students on how they have been able to do well in their classes during the pandemic, we wanted to share the tips and tricks to ensure high school students entering college learn best practices for their future college experience. We hope high school students will join us for a few hours during their April break and use the content of these workshops to position themselves for a great academic future.”

Here are the workshop dates and descriptions:

The “How to Succeed as a Remote Learner” workshop will explain to students what it means to be a remote and online learner in a college environment, tips for success in remote and online courses, and strategies to optimize learning in a virtual environment.

Tuesday, April 20, 2021, 6pm–8pm

The “Self-Advocacy” workshop will help students develop skills to better understand how to self-advocate in a college including knowing and understanding what you need to succeed in a college classroom, tips to become a self-advocate, and how to become an active community member.

Wednesday, April 21, 2021, 6pm–8pm

The “Time Management” workshop helps students develop a realistic action plan to promote focus and discipline, while providing tips on handling interruptions to increase productivity.

Thursday, April 22, 2021, 6pm–8pm

To learn more information about these workshops or to register to attend, students can contact MassBay’s Office of Corporate Partnership & Workforce Development


MassBay Community College is the most affordable higher education option in MetroWest Boston, offering a robust portfolio of courses and more than 70 associate degree and certificate programs with flexible day, evening, and weekend classes in Ashland, Framingham, Wellesley Hills, and online. MassBay students receive an unmatched educational value by earning stackable credits that transfer to bachelor’s degree programs, and workforce-ready skills necessary to advance careers in high-demand fields such as health and life sciences, automotive technology, engineering, business, cybersecurity, and the humanities. MassBay’s Associate Degree in Nursing (RN) and Practical Nursing (LPN) programs were both ranked as the #1 Nursing Program in Massachusetts in 2020-2021 by national nursing advocacy organizations, and Since its founding in 1961, MassBay has been accredited by several governing bodies and remains firmly committed to its mission of meeting the needs of the diverse local communities it serves. We value the intrinsic worth of all individuals, collectively in pursuit of inclusiveness and prioritize our work towards achieving equity within our community and beyond.

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