A Southeastern Massachusetts Public Higher Education Partnership

CONNECT'S MISSION: to improve the quality, accessibility and affordability of higher education;
and to advance the economic, educational and cultural life of Southeastern Massachusetts.

Bridgewater State University Bristol Community College Massasoit Community College Cape Cod Community College UMASS Dartmouth


Taunton Life Sciences Center Study Underway

A feasibility study is underway to assess regional training needs necessary to grow the life sciences industry in Southeastern Massachusetts. CONNECT has partnered with New England Expansion Strategies to both assess the need and subsequently develop the business plan for a life sciences education and training center at the Myles Standish Industrial Park in Taunton.

The Massachusetts Life Sciences Center (MLSC) is providing funding for the study and subsequent building project. With the pivotal support of State Senator Marc Pacheco, $5 million in capital funding was designated for the project as part of the commonwealth's $1 billion Life Sciences Initiative approved by the legislature in 2008. Read the complete press release here.

Residential STEM Program for Girls Offered this Summer

CONNECT has partnered with the Southeastern Massachusetts STEM Network and others to create "Envision the Future" -- a five-day residential science, technology, engineering and math (STEM) program for girls ages 11 - 13. The program, scheduled July 20 - 24 at Bridgewater State University, will provide opportunties for participants to engage in challenging STEM activities, explore career options with STEM professionals, meet women role models in STEM fields, and connect with other girls with similar interests and aspirations. Click here for additional information.


Discover CONNECTLink, A One-Stop Site for Posting Internships

Still wondering if CONNECTLink, our one-stop site to recruit interns from all five campuses, is right for you? The CONNECT Internship Directors have produced a five-minute video discussing CONNECTLink, how to use it, and the value of employing interns from our Southeastern Massachusetts colleges and universities. Click here to view the video.