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Local Colleges Announce New Program to Help Train for Casino Jobs

CASINO JOBSSPRINGFIELD, Mass. (WGGB) — Two local colleges have announced a new program to help prepare the Western Mass. workforce for jobs offered by a casino.

Springfield Technical Community College and Holyoke Community College will work with the State Gaming Commission and developers on the program.

The President of STCC, Ira Rubenzahl told us, “It’s very important. We have a robust program, otherwise local people won’t be eligible for these jobs, and we want local people to get these jobs, and for the casinos not to be importing people from other states for example.”

Organizers say they expect about 3,000 people to be enrolled in the training.

They aren’t sure exactly when the program will begin though because that all depends on how quickly casino plans move forward.

But they are still urging you to be on the lookout for the program in the next 6 months.

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