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Career Focus

Programs tailored for in-demand careers and job preparedness.

  • Funding Internships for NECC Students
    The NECC Fund is expanding access to experiential learning by paying stipends to students in under-paid or unpaid internships.
  • NECC Joins Amazon Career Choice
    As a partner for the Career Choice program, Amazon will cover tuition and fees for eligible employees to enroll in courses at Northern Essex.
  • Cannabis Job Growth
    NECC is the first community college in northeastern Massachusetts training for the skills needed to succeed in this fast-evolving industry.
CC Daily: Viewpoint: Moving the needle on supporting undocumented students

CC Daily: Viewpoint: Moving the needle on supporting undocumented students

Last summer, Massachusetts took a significant step toward inclusivity and equal opportunity in higher education through the passage of the state’s tuition equity law.

Daily News: Newbury student wins national acting award

Daily News: Newbury student wins national acting award

The Northern Essex Community College Theater production of “Hurricane Diane,” featuring Newbury resident Gwynnete Glickman, just won nine national awards from the Kennedy Center American College Theater Festival.

Board of Trustees April 2024 Update

Board of Trustees April 2024 Update

Lawrence, MA (April 3, 2024) – An action-packed meeting of the Northern Essex Community College Board of Trustees in April included the approval of three new programs, news of the exploration of an enhanced partnership...

April is Deaf History Month

Apr. 22, 2024

Hot Topics with President Glenn

Is There a Free Speech Crisis on College Campuses?

Apr. 25, 2024

Spring Job Fair

Students and community members are invited to meet with Merrimack Valley employers.

Apr. 25, 2024

MassReconnect Information Session - Virtual Online

Learn how MassReconnect provides funding for adults 25 and older to earn a college degree at no cost.

NECC Spotlight

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NECC Connect

Introducing a new tool for students to network with alumni.


Deep Thinking - NECC Alumni Shaping the Future of Artificial Intelligence.

A “snapshot” of
Northern Essex’s Students

Taryn Decker

Taryn Decker

“I’m in deaf studies/sign language interpreting. My dream job? Actually I would love to graduate and come back here as an interpreter then it’s like you’re learning and working at the same time." More
Jeremy Ramirez

Jeremy Ramirez

"I’m majoring in mechanical engineering…I think I will probably be good at it. I like math. I like technology. It’s a good career path too. I would like to get a job with Tesla." More
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