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May 17, 2017 Likes Comments

Lasell and Wynn agree to collaboration

Lasell College has established a collaboration with Wynn Boston Harbor designed to prepare students for successful careers in the hospitality industry. Through this first-of-its-kind in Massachusetts partnership, Wynn Boston Harbor and Lasell will develop curriculum, expand training and field experiences, join forces on research projects and create a pipeline for management positions and leadership roles in event, hospitality, and casino and resort management.

“Lasell is widely recognized for its emphasis on connected learning which integrates multidisciplinary academic programs with hands-on experiences,” said Lasell President Michael Alexander. “Our students will now have access to top industry experts, will work with faculty on timely research assignments and gain the in-depth experience that will distinguish them from others competing for internships and jobs.”

The Newton-based college is the first institution of higher learning in Massachusetts to offer a degree in Resort and Casino Management As part of the partnership, Lasell will expand its efforts to recruit students from communities surrounding Wynn Boston Harbor in Everett while offering Wynn employees a range of on-campus and online professional development workshops, certificate programs and undergraduate and graduate degree programs in the hospitality field— all at special tuition rates.

“This is a breakthrough partnership that will not only attract and prepare local students for a great and long-lasting career at Wynn Boston Harbor and other hotels and restaurants, but also provide continuing education opportunities for existing Wynn employees,” said Robert DeSalvio, President of Wynn Boston Harbor.

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