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Education Partnerships

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Adult Basic Education (ABE) Community Adult Learning Centers: Lawrence and Amesbury

These two six-year grants have enabled the college to expand its ABE instruction and support services in Lawrence and Amesbury.

Partners:

Massachusetts Department of Elementary and Secondary Education

Funding Source:

Massachusetts Department of Elementary and Secondary Education

Contact:

Irene Chalek
ichalek@necc.mass.edu
978-659-1271


Applied Science Program

Northern Essex offers an Associate Degree in Applied Science in Laboratory Science that enables students to enter the workforce as skilled lab technicians. Moreover, for those students that wish to pursue a four-year degree, the program will assure that as many of its courses transfer as possible. This program includes a core curriculum focused on data analysis skills, basic and analytical chemistry techniques, troubleshooting skills, and discipline related molecular biology, chemistry, and field analysis techniques. Upon this foundation, students would pursue a specific discipline: analytical chemistry, biotechnology, or environmental sciences. The college is working with area schools and businesses in the development and implementation of this project.

Partners & Funding Source:

National Science Foundation

Contact:

Noemi Custodia-Lora
ncustodialora@necc.mass.edu
978-556-3517


ATE Teacher Professional Development Grant: ATLAS (Advancing Technology Literacy and Skills of Elementary Educators)

ATLAS is a three-year grant funded to the Museum of Science by the National Science Foundation. Its primary goal is to strengthen the education of future elementary teachers in the fields of technology, engineering, and science with the ultimate goal of developing this fluency in their students. In addition to Northern Essex Community College, the project is partnering with a number of schools and colleges, as well as industry groups.

Partner & Funding Source:

National Science Foundation, Museum of Science

Contact:

Ellen Grondine
egrondine@necc.mass.edu
978-738-7453


Boston Area Advanced Technological Education Connections (BATEC)

BATEC is a National Science Foundation funded Regional Center for Information Technology at UMass Boston; NECC is partnering with BATEC to engage the region’s secondary and post-secondary faculty in professional development for emerging technologies and curriculum development.

Partners:

National Science Foundation, Middlesex Community College, UMass Boston, Haverhill Public Schools, Whittier Regional Vocational Technical School, Methuen Public Schools

Funding Source:

National Science Foundation, University of Massachusetts Boston

Contact:

Chuck Phair
cphair@necc.mass.edu
978-556-3873


Building Careers Program

This program provides career and academic counseling and advancement to early childhood teachers and assistant teachers.

Partner & Funding Scource:

Massachusetts Department of Elementary and Secondary Education

Contact:

Ellen Grondine
egrondine@necc.mass.edu
978-738-7453


Commonwealth Alliance for Information Technology Education (CAITE)

Northern Essex is now part of the Commonwealth Alliance for Information Technology Education (CAITE) to bring more women and underrepresented minorities into information technology (IT) and computing education and careers throughout Massachusetts. Through outreach activities – from career days and college fairs for high school students, to workshops for teachers and guidance counselors – CAITE raises awareness of and preparation for IT and computing careers and educational pathways.

Partners:

National Science Foundation, UMass Amherst Commonwealth Alliance for Information Technology Education (CAITE)

Funding Source:

National Science Foundation

Contact:

Chuck Phair
cphair@necc.mass.edu
978-556-3873


Creating a Culture of Safety Across the Community College

“Creating a Culture of Safety Across the Community College” is an Occupational Safety and Health Education and Training Program. The college will develop a “train the trainer” model to ensure that all faculty, staff, and appropriate students are trained in lab safety procedures and protocol. Faculty will be trained by the Lab Safety Institute.

Partner & Funding Source:

Massachusetts Department of Industrial Accidents

Contact:

Chuck Phair
cphair@necc.mass.edu
978-556-3873


Dual Enrollment

With dual enrollment, Massachusetts high school students can enroll in Northern Essex courses taught by college faculty and receive both high school and college credits for successful completion. There are many benefits to dual enrollment for both the high school students, who get a head start on their college education, and the high schools, which can expand their curriculum, offering their students a richer selection of courses. During the ‘08/‘09 academic year, more than 200 high school students took dual enrollment courses. Several local high schools provided dual enrollment courses taught by Northern Essex faculty onsite at the high school. Dual enrollment is supported by a state grant. Lawrence High School participation is also supported by Gear-Up and the US Department of Education.

Partners:

Amesbury High School, Haverhill High School, Lawrence High School, Methuen High School, Newburyport High School, North Andover High School, Pentucket High School, and Sparhawk High School.

Contact:

Laurie Dimitrov
978-556-3608


Gallaudet University Regional Center (GURC) Grant

NECC is one of five regional centers funded by Gallaudet University, the world’s only liberal arts university for Deaf and Hard of Hearing people. The Gallaudet University Regional Centers (GURCs) offer professional studies and extension courses, training programs, workshops, conferences, and technical assistance to address the educational, transition, and professional development needs of deaf and hard of hearing people, their family members, and the educators and other professionals who work with them. Since 1980, the Gallaudet University Regional Center has partnered with NECC to provide services and programs to Deaf and Hard of Hearing people throughout the Northeast region.  The Center serves Connecticut, Maine, Massachusetts, New Hampshire, New Jersey, New York, Pennsylvania, Rhode Island, and Vermont.

Partner & Funding Source:

Gallaudet University

Contact:

Kathy Vesey
kvesey@necc.mass.edu
978-556-3701 TTY/V, 978-241-7057 VP


Family Sign Language Program

The Massachusetts Family Sign Language Program provides Sign Language instruction free of charge for eligible families with children who are deaf or hard of hearing 0-3 years of age.  This program introduces family members to Sign Language, enabling them to communicate with their child at the earliest age possible.  Extended family members and caregivers are encouraged to participate.  A total of 20 weeks of instruction is provided.  The first 10 weeks are provided in the family’s home; the second ten weeks may be in the home, online, or in a group setting with other families.  The Family Sign Language Program is offered throughout the Commonwealth of MA by the Gallaudet University Regional Center at Northern Essex Community College.

Partners:

Massachusetts Department of Public Health

Funding Source:

Massachusetts Department of Public Health

Contact:

Kathy Vesey
kvesey@necc.mass.edu
978-556-3701 TTY/V, 978-241-7057 VP


Haverhill Community Television

Since 2004, Northern Essex’s Television Production course, a requirement for students majoring in liberal arts: journalism/communication option, has been taught at Haverhill Community Television’s (HCTV) studios. In the spring of 2009, the college’s New Media II course was taught for the first time at the studios. This partnership between the college and HCTV benefits Northern Essex, whose students receive training on state-of-the-art equipment, and the station, which encourages the students to volunteer. Also, station employees teach courses for the college.

Contact:

Amy Callahan
acallahan@necc.mass.edu
978-556-3397


Massachusetts Department of Elementary Secondary Education -  Transition to College Program

The NECC Transition to College Program is an essential component of a network of Adult Basic Education services. The mission of the Transition Program is to improve the lives of adult learners by providing educational opportunities to prepare for, enter, and succeed in post-secondary education.

Partner & Funding Source:

Massachusetts Department of Higher Education

Contact:

Irene Chalek
ichalek@necc.mass.edu
978-659-1271


Secondary Postsecondary Career/Vocational Technical Education Linkages
(formerly Tech Prep)

As part of a grant funded by Title II of the Carl D. Perkins Career and Technical Education Improvement Act, Northern Essex works with area career and technical education (CTE) schools to create activities and services that support students’ seamless and successful completion of their career and technical education program of study resulting in a postsecondary education credential. NECC works with students enrolled in Chapter 74 career/vocational technical education (CVTE) programs at eligible high schools, including but not limited to the schools in NECC’s direct service area. In partnership with the schools the college engages in cooperative ventures that benefit Secondary–Post-secondary CVTE Linkages students such as:

  • Educator workshops and seminars
  • Student college and career events
  • Academic and career counseling services for students transitioning between high school and college or training
  • Early placement testing

Partners:

Greater Lawrence Technical School, Methuen High School, Shawsheen Valley Technical High School, Whittier Regional Vocational Technical High School

Funding Source:

The Carl D. Perkins Career and Technical Improvement Act of 2006 under the direction of the Massachusetts Department of Elementary and Secondary Education. For more information visit the Massachusetts Department of Elementary and Secondary Education.

Contact:

Lori A. Weir, Director of PK-12 Partnerships
978-556-3943
lweir@necc.mass.edu


Shared Reading Saturdays

Shared Reading Saturdays is a monthly literacy program offered through the Gallaudet University Regional Center at Northern Essex Community College, serving families with children who are Deaf or Hard of Hearing in the Greater Lawrence, Merrimack Valley and Southern New Hampshire areas. This program is designed to be accessible for families and children for whom Spanish is a first language.  Family members are taught how to read aloud with their children using American Sign Language and are encouraged to read with their children several times a week, enhancing overall academic skills.  The program is presented in spoken English, spoken Spanish, and American Sign Language.

Partners:

Family Service, Inc. and Mentoring Out Loud, Lawrence, MA
Haverhill Starbucks, staff of Lawrence Public Schools

Funding Source:

Private Foundations

Contact:

Kathy Vesey
kvesey@necc.mass.edu
978-556-3701 TTY/V, 978-241-7057 VP


STEP-UP

This five-year project focuses on the development of a sustainable STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering, and Mathematics) model that increases the number of students receiving degrees in STEM disciplines. The partnership includes professional development for NECC faculty as well as collaboration on strategies to help STEM students successfully transfer from NECC to four-year colleges. These strategies include supplemental instruction in identified gate-keeper courses, a Summer Bridge to Green Technology program for new STEM students and the development and implementation in the fall of 2011 of a new hands-on transferable course Engineering Essentials and Design. The partnership provides a model for other universities to partner with their local community colleges to improve the quality of teaching, share effective mentoring and support strategies, and improve the rigor and alignment of courses.

Partners

Northeastern University, Massachusetts Bay Community College, Middlesex Community College

Funding Source:

National Science Foundation

Contact:

Mike Pelletier
mpelletier@necc.mass.edu
978-556-3878


Suffolk University MBA @ NECC Riverwalk

The Suffolk University MBA has relocated the North Campus program to Riverwalk Properties in Lawrence, MA. Suffolk’s  North Campus holds its evening and weekend MBA courses at Northern Essex Community College’s Corporate and Community Education Center-Riverwalk, Building 9, Entry K, Floor 3. The Suffolk MBA offers year-round, full-time or part-time programs, in the evenings or on some Saturdays. Accelerated options are available for Attorneys, CPAs and previous business majors pursuing the internationally accredited Suffolk MBA. Classes are typically held from 6-8:45pm one night a week. MBA information sessions are also held monthly at NECC Riverwalk and are open to the public.

Partners

Suffolk University

Contact:

Heather Hewitt, Director
mbanorth@suffolk.edu

978-738-8840
www.suffolk.edu/mbanorth


System for Adult Basic Education Support (SABES)

SABES promotes high quality adult basic education services through training, support, and resources that improve the skills and knowledge of adult basic education practitioners and strengthen programs. Through this combination of partnership and leadership, SABES develops the field’s capacity to equip learners to succeed in the economy, contribute more fully to their families and communities, develop leadership skills, and reach personal learning goals.

Partners

Massachusetts Department of Elementary and Secondary Education, Boston SABES at UMass Boston, Central SABES at Quinsigamond Community College, SABES West at Holyoke Community College, and SABES Southeast at Bristol Community College

Funding Source:

Massachusetts Department of Elementary and Secondary Education

Contact:

Irene Chalek
ichalek@necc.mass.edu
978-659-1271


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