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Plymouth Area Chamber of Commerce Forms Higher Education Leadership Council
Plymouth, MA
10/01/2015 01:09 PM
Plymouth Area Chamber of Commerce Forms Higher Education Leadership Council

As Plymouth continues to emerge as the business and education hub of the region, the Plymouth Area Chamber of Commerce is proud to announce the formation of the PACC Higher Education Leadership Council.

The inaugural members of the Council include Cape Cod Community College, Massasoit Community College and Quincy College. Each of these institutions has demonstrated a commitment to the Plymouth area by offering degree courses and certificate programs to local residents at locations throughout the community. As members of the Council, the PACC and the schools will seek to encourage collaboration between the local business community and higher education.

At the first meeting of the Council, members discussed shared goals of their respective schools, programs available in Plymouth, and how to make higher education more accessible to local residents. They also had an opportunity to hear from Jessica Casey, Executive Director of the Plymouth Regional Economic Development Foundation about economic growth in the Plymouth area. Jessica also led a discussion on some of the skill sets that local employers are looking for and how higher education can work with businesses to provide those skills.
“We are pleased to welcome these three institutions to our Higher Education Leadership Council,” said PACC Chairwomen Lauren Bakken. “Recognizing the increasing role of education in a changing economy, we look forward to working with our partners to promote collaboration, and advocate for education initiatives in the wider community.”

In addition to working with the local business community, the colleges will receive the benefit of increased promotional opportunities, high level connections with community leaders and other Chamber partners, and recognition at Chamber events.

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The Plymouth Area Chamber of Commerce serves over 750 businesses in the towns of Carver, Duxbury, Halifax, Hanson, Kingston, Marshfield, Pembroke, Plymouth, and Plympton. Office hours are Monday through Friday, 8:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. Please call 508-830-1620 for more information about the Chamber, or visit us on-line at www.plymouthchamber.com.
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Bob Nolet
508-830-1620
 
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