|[August 12, 2014]
Lasell College and Mohegan Sun Massachusetts Develop Educational Partnership to Create Job Opportunities, Increase Training
NEWTON, Mass. --(Business Wire)--
Lasell College and Mohegan Sun Massachusetts LLC have entered into an
agreement to provide internships and field experiences for students and
appropriate management-level job opportunities for the College's
Hospitality and Resort and Casino Management graduates. In turn, Mohegan
Sun employees will receive management and customer service training from
Lasell faculty and have access to discounted courses at the
undergraduate and graduate level.
The Memorandum of Understanding between the two entities is designed to
support the development of entry-level management personnel for the
Commonwealth's burgeoning casino industry. Launched in 2014, the Newton,
Massachusetts-based College's Resort and Casino Management major is only
one of three such programs of study across the country.
"Since its inception, our Resort and Casino Management program has
attracted strong, motivated students to Lasell. With input from Mohegan
Sun senior staff, we will produce job-ready candidates for positions
throughout the resort and casino industry," said Lasell College
President Michael B. Alexander. "Mohegan Sun employees will also benefit
from this collaboration, which will include a variety of professional
development and academic opportunities."
The Memorandum of Understanding, which was entered into August 4, 2014,
will become effective if Mohegan Sun is successful in obtaining a casino
license in Revere Mass. The agreement reflects the College's Connected
Learning educational philosophy which promotes experiential learning
both within and outside the classroom.
"Mohegan Sun Massachusetts will generate thousands of new jobs that
provide tremendous opportunities for career growth and advancement,"
said Mitchell Etess, CEO of the Mohegan Tribal Gaming Authority.
"Colleges such as Lasell play a critical role in providing this new
industry with a job-ready workforce, and we are excited to enter into
this partnership that will enable students and employees to gain
valuable skills and experience."
In addition to workforce training, the agreement also calls for the
involvement of Mohegan Sun executives in curriculum development for
Lasell's Resort and Casino Management major and support in expanding the
College's Hospitality Management program. Lasell will offer a 10%
discount to Mohegan Sun employees wishing to complete a bachelor's
degree in Hospitality or pursue a graduate degree, including the
Professional MBA with a Hospitality and Event Management concentration.
About Lasell College
An innovative educational institution
for more than 160 years, Lasell is an independent coeducational college
emphasizing the integration of professional and liberal arts programs
leading to bachelor's and master's degrees. The campus is situated on a
53-acre campus eight miles from downtown Boston. Adjacent to the college
is Lasell Village, the first-of-its-kind, college-sponsored retirement
community with a learning mandate that has drawn international attention.
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
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.
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