MAPCS Day on the Hill

Wednesday, June 15, 2016

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Making contact with policy makers is the best way to spread the positive message that private sector colleges and universities and more importantly, their students and graduates, have to share.

MAPCS members traveled to Beacon Hill on June 15 to educate legislators about the contribution that private career schools make to the Commonwealth’s economy and workforce.  

 The event was a great opportunity to talk to legislators and their staff about how private career school graduates are fulfilling skilled job requirements for employers and helping to improve the economy in their districts.

During the Beacon Hill visits members talked about their schools and informed legislators about concerns regarding HB1070 - An Act making community colleges in Massachusetts free for residents of the state.  The members of the Massachusetts Association of Private Career Schools (MAPCS) oppose HB1070.  The Commonwealth is facing a 131 million dollar deficit. This legislation would only add to the shortfall. Moreover, the tuition would not be free.  Someone and likely the Massachusetts taxpayer would have to pay the cost of making community colleges in Massachusetts free.  

Click here to read the MAPCS Fact Sheet on HB1070.

Special Thanks Day on the Hill Sponsors

Platinum Bronze

 

Agenda

9:30 am - 10:30 am
Briefing and Breakfast
Pearson, 501 Boylston Street Boston, MA

11:00 am - 1:00 pm
Legislative Visits
State House, Boston, MA

1:30 pm - 3:00 pm
Lunch and Wrap Up
Pearson, 501 Boylston Street 
Boston, MA

Guest Speaker

Stephanie Neal-Johnson

Undersecretary and Chief Operating Officer

Executive Office of Labor and Workforce Development