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Holyoke Community College President William Messner, front, signs agreements with interested casino developers during a meeting Monday at TD Bank in Springfield. Looking on in the background are Sydney Levin-Epstein, left, representing A.L. Cignoli Company; Peter Picknelly, center, a partner with Penn National Gaming, and Jeffrey Hayden, vice president of business and community services at HCC.

Community colleges agree to train casino employees

Monday, January 7, 2013

SPRINGFIELD — A local group hoping to help train the 10,000 people who are projected to work at Massachusetts casinos inked agreements Monday with four companies proposing casinos for western Massachusetts communities. The agreements state that the casino developers will work with the Massachusetts Casino Careers Training Institute — made up of the state’s 15 community colleges and work-force development …