Corporate Education Staff
Vice President, Corporate & Community Education
Melanie Haber comes to Massasoit from Connecticut where she served as the Associate Dean of Continuing Education at Manchester Community College for five years and then as Dean of Continuing Education for 15 years. In these previous positions she was responsible for the administration of programs for over 5,000 non-credit students and 2,500 credit students, enrolled in personal, professional and workforce development programs, as well as summer and winter session.
Prior to her Community College tenure, Ms. Haber held positions as the Director of Programs and Planning for the Capital Region Workforce Development Board in Hartford, CT, Division Director for the CT Office of Protection and Advocacy for Persons with Disabilities and as the Executive Director for a non-profit residential agency.
Ms. Haber received her B.S. in Special Education and her M.A. in Educational Psychology from the University of Connecticut.
Associate Dean of Corporate Education
As Associate Dean of Massasoit’s Community College’s Corporate Education initiatives, Maryellen brings extensive leadership experience in higher education and workforce development. Prior to coming to Massasoit, she served as executive director for the South Shore Workforce Investment Board, managing the planning and execution of a wide array of workforce training initiatives, special projects and youth education & employment programs for 22 communities. Prior positions include serving in leadership positions at the University of Massachusetts Boston, as director of alumni and career programs in the College of Management as well as the assistant director of Undergraduate Admissions. Maryellen’s background in successfully initiating public-private partnerships, working with businesses and non-profit agencies, are assets to the College’s business development efforts. Maryellen has a BA from the University of Massachusetts Boston.
Associate Director of Corporate Education
Steven Litcoff joined Massasoit 11 years ago as the Energy Efficiency Grant Coordinator, providing participants with customized training, internships, and job placement. For the past 10 years, Mr. Litcoff has been an administrator in the Corporate Education department coordinating trainings for private organizations, non-profits, and municipalities throughout the South Shore. Prior to joining Massasoit, Mr. Litcoff spent ten years as an administrator handling the training of large staffs, as well as budgetary, hiring, staff performance, and fund-raising functions in the early education field. He received his bachelor’s degree from Bridgewater State University and his M.Ed. in Psychology from Cambridge College.
Staff Associate of Corporate and Community Education
Raksmey Pen, Staff Associate of Corporate and Community Education, has over twelve years of experience in post-secondary education. Prior to joining Massasoit Community College, Raksmey was the Career Pathway Specialist for Roger Williams University and Staff Associate for the TRiO Programs at Bristol Community College, where he assisted in recruitment, federal/state grant proposals and administration, budget management, fundraising, and marketing strategies. At Massasoit, he is utilizing his diverse post-secondary experience to assist staff and students in the daily office functions of the Department of Corporate and Community Education. Moreover, he assists employers with general Corporate Education inquiries, registrations for Open Enrollment classes, and handles billing and invoicing. Raksmey has a BA from the University of Massachusetts Dartmouth, and is currently pursuing his Master’s at Rhode Island College.
About Our Trainers
Massasoit Community College trainers are seasoned professionals with years of experience in their areas of expertise. They have worked in and trained for companies, so they are able to use “real life” business examples during trainings. Once we thoroughly understand a company’s training needs, we choose the professional trainer who is the very best fit for that content area. Curriculum is adapted to company terminology and targeted problem areas are presented as situational case studies. Plus, our professional trainers make the sessions non-threatening, enthusiastic, enjoyable, with targeted outcome objectives.
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Contact us today at Corporatetraining@massasoit.mass.edu.