Upright partners with two community colleges in the West

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SPRINGFIELD, Mass., Sept. 14, 2022 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) — Upright Education is pleased to announce new partnerships with two community colleges in the Springfield, Mass. area, Holyoke Community College and Springfield Technical Community College, the only technical community college in the Commonwealth of Massachusetts.

Both colleges are excited to partner with Upright to create more technical jobs, including in the growing information technology (IT) sector, and skilled labor opportunities for the workforce. -workers from Western Massachusetts.

Colleges and Upright offer online training opportunities for adult learners looking for a new career in technology. No experience is necessary to register.

STCC is an institution dedicated to filling the gaps in opportunity and achievement for students who traditionally face disproportionate challenges in the professional sphere. HCC pursues a similar mission by fostering a connected college experience designed to educate students holistically in an open and inclusive atmosphere. Both are also designated Hispanic-Serving Institutions dedicated to promoting diversity in Massachusetts public education.

Upright President and CEO Benjamin Boas and the presidents of both colleges participated in a formal announcement on Tuesday, September 13, 2022.

STCC President John B. Cook said, “STCC is thrilled to partner with Upright Education to offer short-term certificate programs that will help anyone in Western Massachusetts looking to make a career change or develop technical skills to find jobs in high-demand fields. , which includes high technology. This new partnership aligns strongly with STCC’s technical mission and helps meet the demand for skilled workers in the region.

HCC President Christina Royal said, “HCC is pleased to join the announcement of our joint partnership with Upright to provide 21st century skills to today’s job seekers. Developing computer skills will make our students more ready for the jobs of the future. . Together, Upright, HCC and STCC will help prepare Western Mass job seekers.

With Greenfield Community College, Upright now partners with three different colleges in the Massachusetts area. These partnerships represent Upright’s investment in the state’s growing tech sector, particularly around Springfield, which the Boston Business Journals ranked the nation’s #1 city for tech job growth in 2021.

Massachusetts has received support and resources for its tech sector from major companies in the tech industry, including an annual donation of $500,000 in cloud computing resources from Microsoft. Upright’s presence also continues to grow in the broader Northeast, where its partnerships include several schools in New York and Vermont, and nationally, where it has signed 11 total educational partnerships to date.

“Adults who work by the hour want salaried careers where they can work remotely, enjoy a comfortable lifestyle, and reside in a neighborhood that doesn’t break the bank. Western Massachusetts represents a mature landscape to provide these career opportunities in the growing tech economy,” said Benny Boas, CEO and Founder of Upright Education. “Upright’s partnership with Springfield Technical Community College and Holyoke Community College provides direct career pathways for in-demand tech jobs through accessible programs that don’t require industry experience or a University diploma.”

Upright’s full-time and part-time one-to-one bootcamps and courses currently maintain a 92% placement rate and offer a 30% salary increase to students from previous careers.

Expanding services to areas like Springfield supports Upright’s mission to drive economic growth in areas where large populations of working adults stand to benefit from innovative educational opportunities and skilled training in vocational fields. booming such as developing software and designing visual elements on a website and improving the user experience and user interface with the website (UX/UI design). Upright is proud to take this vital step towards its stated goals.

If you would like to learn more about these programs, an information session hosted by the registration team will be held via Zoom on Thursday, September 22 at noon EDT. Register here.

Press contacts:

STCC: Jim Danko – jdanko@stcc.edu

HCC: Chris Yurko – cyurko@hcc.edu

Standing: info@uprighted.com

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Left to right, Assistant Vice President of Workforce Development Gladys Franco, STCC President John B. Cook, Upright CEO Benny Boas, HCC

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