Blackstone Valley Education Hub
Middle schoolers from Uxbridge, Northbridge and Blackstone enjoyed our hands design STEM workshops during MA STEM Week.
Students Pass MACWIC Level 1 Examination
Programs and Services for Local Businesses and Schools
The Central Massachusetts Center for Business and Enterprise (Blackstone Valley EdHub) is the Non-Profit and Business Development arm of the Blackstone Valley Chamber of Commerce (BVCC) established in 2018. The Educational Hub holds training courses and educational opportunities for businesses and local public schools to utilize our Fab Lab that is filled with 3D printing, high-end Roland and FARO machines, state of the art computers running the most recent version of AutoCAD, MasterCAM, Solidworks, and a variety of Microsoft and Adobe applications.
Our goal is to meet the workforce needs of our region, and to enhance our region’s educational opportunities for all ages. Our curriculums are developed in collaboration local schools in order to the meet the needs to ensure employment.
The Blackstone Valley Chamber of Commerce (BVCC) is a not-for-profit, community based organization whose mission is “to promote the economic vitality of the Blackstone Valley, meet the needs of the business community while providing leadership on issues which impact the economy and quality of life in Central MA.”
BVCC is a leader in the region for economic & workforce development and encourages and facilitates the establishment of partnerships between business, government & community; seeks out legislative support & advocacy for regional business initiatives; & serves as a resource for goods & services for business. The EdHub aligns with these partnerships and goals by training individuals who are placed for employment in our region.
The Blackstone Valley Education Hub is proud to acknowledge that our first group of students since the announcement of the Phase III reopening plan, have passed their MACWIC Level 1 certification examination. This certification covers: workshop math, blueprint reading, metrology & quality inspection, safety and work readiness. Congrats to you all!
MACWIC is the Massachusetts statewide focal point for employer led workforce initiatives
What is the EdHub?
-An opportunity for employers to find and train the workforce using industry-standard equipment
-A place for students to gain the technical and employability skills needed to meet the region's needs
-A partnership between local secondary and post-secondary education providers
-A sustainable learning model that seeks to connect the workforce and academic institutions