Programs and Services for Local Businesses and Schools
The Central Massachusetts Center for Business and Enterprise (Blackstone ValleyHub for Workforce Development) is the Non-Profit and Business Development arm of the Blackstone Valley Chamber of Commerce (BVCC) established in 2018. The Education Hub holds training courses and educational workshops for businesses and local public schools to utilize our Fab Lab and machine shop, which are filled with 3D printers, a 22-seat computer lab, TRAK CNC mills and lathes, Bridgeport mills, Universal Collaborative robots, and Miller Augmented Reality welders.
Our goal is to meet the workforce needs of our region by enhancing educational and training opportunities for all ages. Our curriculums are developed in collaboration with local schools in order to the meet employment needs.
Now Enrolling for free Summer courses
Course tuition is sponsored by grant funding through the Regional Economic Development Organization and Massachusetts Office of Business Development
Introduction to Welding- FULL
This training prepares students with welding vocabulary, techniques, and basic operations of a welding gun using augmented reality welders.
July 18-Aug. 24: Mon/Wed, 6-8:30pm
CNC Machinist Apprentice- still accepting applications
This training is a commitment of 150 hours which includes topics in shop math, blueprint reading, quality assurance, safety, work readiness, CNC mill operations, and gcode. Upon completion of the technical training, the apprentice will be placed with a cooperative employer to receive on-the-job-training for 1 year.
July 18-Sept. 28: Mon/Wed/Fri, 9am-3pm
Summer Robotics Camp!
Who: For students entering grades 8-11
What: Students will learn the basics about programming collaborative robots and how they are used in manufacturing through a project-based experience.
When: July 11-14, 9am-12pm
Where: Blackstone Valley Education Hub
Why: Because it's fun!
How: Register online below; $200/student
Check out our online courses! Take one for free this summer! - apply by July 31st
Whether looking to brush up your skills or want to learn something new, we have a large variety of self-paced courses. Check them out below!
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