Lieutenant Governor Polito in western Massachusetts Thursday

Hampden County

CHICOPEE, Mass. (WWLP) – It is STEM week here in Massachusetts and on Thursday, the Baker-Polito administration highlighted the importance of these jobs in our state.

Lt. Gov. Polito visited Chicopee Comprehensive High School to tour their advanced manufacturing shop. It was built with support from the Skills Capital Grant Program. She told 22News she wanted to meet with the students and talk with them about their futures in STEM industries, which are vital to the Massachusetts economy.

“These are valuable skills and they are starting to build on these skills from freshmen year through graduation and we want to continue to be a strong partner, giving the schools, the kids of equipment they need, the state of the art experiences, so the kids have these experiences,” said LT. Governor Polito.

According to the state, One in five workers in Massachusetts work in the STEM field.

Polito also toured the Dr. Nettie Maria Stevens Science and Innovation Center at Westfield State University at 3:30 p.m.

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