Academy Session #4

The fourth meeting of the Advanced Manufacturing Regional Partnership Regional Partnership Academy was held at UMass Dartmouth’s Advanced Technology and Manufacturing Center (ATMC) in Fall River, MA on June 25, 2014.  This session brought together educators, workforce development practitioners, state policymakers, and employers from across the Commonwealth, The theme of this session was “Modeling and Measuring Success”.  Video excerpts and links to the materials presented at this session can be found below.

To view the agenda for the session, please click here.

The session was opened by Secretary of Housing and Economic Development Greg Bialecki who offered his perspective on the economic development opportunities presented by Advanced Manufacturing and his support for the efforts of Partnerships across the Commonwealth. A video of Secretary Bialecki’s introduction follows:


The first half of the session engaged participants in an interactive discussion of Partnership goals and objectives, beginning a conversation about how Partnerships can use performance measures to ensure their activities remain focused on desired outcomes and manage for performance. A video capturing the interactive discussion follows:

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The session then turned its attention to the lessons the Academy team has learned over the past year, including the presentation of a Partnership model that has emerged from both the Academy’s research efforts from the experiences of three successful regional partnerships. This section of the session also included the premiere of three short films prepared by the Academy to illustrate lessons learned from three best practice cases; The PMRAP Partnership in Hampden County, the MACWIC Partnership in Central, MA (and beyond), and a longstanding Partnership in North Central MA. A video of this presentation follows:


The session concluded with an engaging discussion of next steps facilitated by Marybeth Campbell, Director of Education and Workforce Development for the Executive Offices of Education, Labor and Workforce Development and Housing and Economic Development. A video of the discussion follows:


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