Workforce Development

Our population of 70,000 includes a diverse range of highly skilled professionals with a strong work ethic and good old-fashioned Yankee grit and ingenuity.

We are fortunate to have several educational institutions within our region. Recently, Quinsigamond Community College opened a satellite location in Southbridge, offering over 70 degrees and certificate programs. Additionally, in July 2010, Westfield State University announced that it had secured $600,000 in federal funds to expand the college’s Department of Criminal Justice program in Southbridge. And, Bay Path College's Central Mass location in Charlton offers 10+ degrees and certificates in their one-day-a-week format, ideal for working professionals. And, seminars and workshops put on by the Chamber offer affordable, efficient ways to gain specific skills and knowledge.

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