Sen. Lesser Secures $214,000 in Senate Budget for Lower Pioneer Valley Educational Collaborative's Manufacturing Training Program

An amendment filed by Senator Lesser was unanimously approved by the Senate to fund a Manufacturing Training Program at the Lower Pioneer Valley Educational Collaborative (LPVEC). “This funding will provide much-needed help to create a larger, skilled workforce throughout Hampden County,” Lesser said.

The amendment will help the Lower Pioneer Valley Educational Collaborative (LPVEC) develop a machine technology program for students in grades 9-12 and will serve the school districts of West Springfield, Ludlow, Longmeadow, East Longmeadow, Agawam, Hampden-Wilbraham and Southwick-Tolland-Granville.

There are 214 manufacturing companies whose principal place of business is located in school districts served by the LPVEC, creating opportunity to directly link students to job vacancies in their immediate area.