Education & Training Initiatives on Cape Ann

Cape Ann Chamber Scholarships
Application Deadline – May 1, 2016

2016 Scholarship Criteria (PDF)
2016 Scholarship Application (PDF)

MediClerk Spring Session
The MediClerk Program is designed to provide the skills necessary to succeed in an administrative position in the healthcare field. MediClerk Spring 2016 Session February 29, 2016 – June 9, 2016. For more information (978) 354-2499 or email . wellspringhouse.orgView the brochure.

Action Inc. Training
Get the training & skills you need for a career in the Hospitality or Service Industry Apply to complete a 6-week FREE training program. This course provides an introduction to the industry’s various components, with preparation for entry level positions. Limited space. Call today! 978-282-1000 x117 or email

Endicott College Gloucester
Take a course in Oceanography with Gloucester Native Dave Moceri. Classes begin in January. For more information and a full course schedule, contact Jodi Frithsen at 978-879-4250 or

Cape Ann Reads
The Cape Ann Museum is hosting the CAPE ANN READS kickoff event for the yearlong collaborative initiative on Saturday, January 30, 2016. Staff from the Eric Carle Museum of Picture Book Art will be at CAM to lead a series of picture book-themed workshops for adults and children throughout that day. Visit to learn more about Cape Ann Reads

Get Involved

Are you a business looking to get involved? Please fill out the Business Education Participation Form if you are interested in participating in future education initiatives on Cape Ann.

Are you an educator? Would you like to involve the business community in an upcoming program?Please fill out the Education Business Request Form.

Are there upcoming education-related events you’d like to promote through Soundings, our monthly e-magazine? Please fill out the Education Updates for Soundings.

Cape Ann Career & College Fair

Cape Ann Career & College Fair

3rd Annual Cape Ann Career & College Fair
The Cape Ann Chamber of Commerce, in partnership with Gloucester, Rockport, Manchester-Essex and Essex Technical High Schools, invites you and your family to join us on Thursday, March 16, 2017 from 5:30 to 7:30pm, for Cape Ann’s Third Annual “Cape Ann Regional Career and Educational Advancement Fair,” to be held at the Gloucester High School Field House.
1. Why should I attend?
The Chamber’s business leaders have partnered with our area schools to bring 75 colleges and universities to the event, along with more than 50 local business leaders, to help you explore career opportunities and associated educational pathways.

2. What will I get out of it – how will it help me?
In addition to the advanced education career fields, we will also have industries and opportunities represented that do not require college degrees, including the trades and Armed Forces. College and local business representatives will be there to help in the development of your personal roadmap towards a career on Cape Ann or beyond.

3. What will it cost me?
There is no charge for this event. This fair is sponsored by The Cape Ann Chamber Business & Professional Educators Network: the Business / Education Collaborative. We look forward to having you participate in this unique and exciting event, to help you better understand Cape Ann career opportunities and the various pathways toward a most rewarding career.


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The Carolyn O’Connor Scholarship

The Chamber Businesswomen’s Committee has established this scholarship to help Cape Ann area women achieve their continuing education and career goals.

Carolyn O’Connor was the first chairperson of the Businesswomen’s Committee.
This scholarship honors her dedication to and involvement with the Businesswomen
and the Chamber over the years. Organized in 1986, the Businesswomen’s group
is committed to the growth of Cape Ann businesses and the professional development of the Chamber’s women members. In 2005 the group established the scholarship fund to give back to the local community. One $1,250 scholarship will be awarded annually.

We welcome applications from women who are returning to the work force
after an absence or are considering a career change, and who are seeking education or training to further their careers.

Download the 2017 Application