Grant to Finance HCC Culinary Center in Downtown Holyoke Text Size

Massachusetts Housing and Economic Development Secretary Greg Bialecki  announced today more than $1.75 million in capital equipment grants to support additional programming and workforce development in the culinary arts at Holyoke Community College.

More than 100 officials and business leaders attended the announcement at the Gill Technology Center at the Holyoke Transportation Center. This grant will allow HCC’s culinary arts and hospitality program to build a new cutting-edge, state-of-the-art center in downtown Holyoke that will enable the school to double its size and add an associate’s degree to its certificate program.

“That facility will be right here in the center of town, in the innovation district,” Holyoke Community College President William Messner said, at an announcement held in the Transportation Center.

The center will allow the college to expand their program from only offering one-year certificates in culinary arts to a two-year associate degree program. Additionally, they will offer non-credit training programs for those seeking work within the field.

To learn more, visit the Holyoke Community College web site

Posted on December 5, 2014 by