Mohegan Sun today announced it will host a series of workforce development informational sessions at two Boston area community colleges in partnership with the Massachusetts Casino Careers Training Institute (MCCTI). The events, which will be held at North Shore Community College on March 26th and Bunker Hill Community College on March 27th, will help students and local residents learn more about the breadth of career opportunities at Mohegan Sun’s proposed $1.3 billion destination resort casino at Suffolk Downs in Revere.
“We are excited about our partnership with MCCTI and for the opportunity to connect with students and local residents within the community college system,” stated Mitchell Etess, CEO of the Mohegan Tribal Gaming Authority. “Mohegan Sun Massachusetts will generate thousands of new jobs that provide opportunities for career growth and advancement, and we believe that community colleges play a critical role in providing the gaming industry with direct access to a skilled and job-ready workforce.”
The Workforce Development series is designed to provide students and local residents with an overview of the casino industry and more information about the important role that the community college work force will have within Mohegan Sun.
“The workforce development series is a unique and significant opportunity for our students to learn more about this new and emerging industry in the Commonwealth,” said Bunker Hill Community College President Dr. Pam Y. Eddinger. “Already we are in discussion with Mohegan Sun on curriculum development, adjunct faculty assistance and training to ensure a job-ready workforce is available to fill the thousands of positions that will be created by the resort casino.”
During the series, Mohegan Sun representatives will discuss opportunities available for various career paths, including those in food and beverage, hospitality, slots and table games, human resources and other back of the house operations positions. College and Mohegan Sun representatives will also be on hand to provide attendees with a one-on-one experience to answer any questions they may have.
“We look forward to this opportunity for our students to learn more about this new industry,” said North Shore Community College President Dr. Patricia Gentile, formerly of Atlantic Cape Community College in New Jersey, which manages the workforce training for gaming and resort operators in Atlantic City. “It’s critical that our students understand the breadth of job opportunities and types of career paths that are available at a destination resort casino beyond gaming and hospitality, and to hear first-hand from employees – many of whom come from relatively similar career backgrounds.”
Bunker Hill Community College and North Shore Community College are part of the Massachusetts Casino Careers Training Institute, a consortium created by the state’s 15 community colleges and numerous workforce development agencies throughout the Commonwealth. In early January Mohegan Sun and MCCTI signed an agreement to work closely to develop curriculum and training programs in new labor markets such as table games, gaming technology, casino accounting and finance and materials management.
Mohegan Sun Massachusetts – a $1.3 billion a resort casino planned for 42 acres at Suffolk Downs in Revere – will create 2,500 construction jobs and 4,000 permanent jobs.
Mohegan Sun Massachusetts will feature a full service casino with 4,000 slot machines, 100 table games and 20 poker tables on 170,000 square feet of floor space, two hotel facilities including a main casino hotel and a boutique hotel that together total 500 rooms, and The Shops at Mohegan Sun Massachusetts, which will host world-class retail, casual and fine dining and entertainment options created by Boston-based developers New England Development and Finard Properties.
Mohegan Sun jobs support families and households, with the opportunity for career growth and advancement in areas such as gaming operations, hospitality, marketing and promotions, transportation, engineering, human resources, accounting and finance.
The series will launch at North Shore Community College on Wednesday, March 26th from 2:00pm – 4:00pm, at NSCC’s Lynn Campus gym, 300 Broad Street, which will then be followed by an event on the Bunker Hill Community College campus on Thursday, March 27th in Room C202 from 3:00pm – 5:00pm . RSVP or learn more about these events by contacting Cathy Anderson at firstname.lastname@example.org
About Mohegan Sun Massachusetts
Mohegan Sun Massachusetts is a world-class destination casino resort to be developed adjacent to and overlooking the iconic Suffolk Downs. Set on 42 acres in Revere, the $1.3 billion LEED Gold project will evoke the rich and deep history of Revere and Greater Boston and feature casino gaming, two hotels, a spa, internationally-known and branded retail and restaurants, nightlife and entertainment.
Mohegan Sun Massachusetts will create thousands of new jobs and bring new economic growth and tourism to the region. Mohegan Sun has a long-standing commitment to hiring and buying locally, and to working with local businesses, community leaders and cultural and tourist organizations. For more information, please visit www.MoheganSunMA.com
About Suffolk Downs:
Founded in 1935, Suffolk Downs has been a gaming and entertainment venue in the city of Boston for over 78 years. It is New England’s only remaining active Thoroughbred racetrack. Rich in history, Suffolk Downs has hosted Hall of Fame horses Seabiscuit, Whirlaway and Cigar, and has been the site of performances by world-renowned entertainers, including the Beatles and Aerosmith. For more information, please visit www.suffolkdowns.com.