Mary Campbell of Methuen, who was a hairdresser for 30 years and most recently an administrative assistant, learned about the program at the ValleyWorks Career Center last fall and quickly enrolled. She will complete a Certificate in Help Desk Technology this fall, and plans to continue on for an associate degree while working full-time. Campbell is confident that her internship in the IT Department at Northern Essex will lead to a job troubleshooting computers and she is also interested in data management. “I never thought I would be at this point,” Campbell said. “It’s truly an amazing feeling.”
The $20 million grant was awarded by the U.S. Department of Labor to the Massachusetts Community College System. As part of the Transformation Agenda, community colleges across the state are developing programs in targeted areas including life sciences and biotechnology.
information technology, health care, clean energy, advanced manufacturing, and financial services and entrepreneurship. Visit the college online at www.necc.mass.edu.