Scituate, MA, Receives Grant to Build Marine-Focused College
January 25, 2012
The Patriot Ledger reports that $100,000 has been awarded to the Marine and Environmental Education Alliance, a nonprofit group that wants to build a marine and environmental community college in Scituate, Massachusetts.
The nonprofit is awaiting a decision from Scituate officials on whether it can use 3.5 acres of land on the Driftway—next to the transfer station and Widow’s Walk Golf Course—to build a 2-story, 30,000-square-foot “Ocean Campus Center” that would serve up to 1,500 students per week.
The proposed public school would offer certification and associate-degree programs to help prepare students for jobs that are critical to Southeastern Massachusetts communities in fields such as boatbuilding, alternative energy, fisheries, water treatment and environmental sciences.