About the Partners
Mass General Brigham is a not-for-profit health care system that is committed to patient care, research, teaching, and service to the community locally and globally. Collaboration among our institutions and health care professionals is central to our efforts to advance our mission.
Founded in 1994 by Brigham and Women's Hospital and Massachusetts General Hospital, Mass General Brigham includes community and specialty hospitals, a health insurance plan, a physician network, community health centers, home care and long-term care services, and other health care entities.
Commonwealth Corporation is a quasi-public workforce development agency that strengthens the skills of Massachusetts youth and adults by investing in innovative partnerships with industry, education and workforce organizations. Its primary goals are to build regional industry training partnerships that prepare youth and unemployed workers for jobs in demand that lead to higher rates of employment; to upgrade the skills of underemployed workers to meet specific employer skill demands leading to job retention, upgrades and wage gains, and; to increase the share of youth engaged in education and employment pathways preparing them for post-secondary education and careers. Commonwealth. Corporation’s goal is to extend Massachusetts’ leadership in education and training, and its overall prosperity, by ensuring that all people benefit from our economy.
The Commission was comprised of executives from some of Massachusetts’ largest companies, college and university presidents, community and workforce system leaders, innovators in digital learning, and leading scholars of learning science, organizations, and the future of education and work.
UMass Online was created in 2001 by the Board of Trustees to meet the University’s mission of increasing access to quality education to the Commonwealth of Massachusetts, and the nation. While serving separate overall purposes, the alignment of the organizations' missions around teaching, research, and commitment to public service make Partners HealthCare, Massachusetts General Hospital, Brigham and Women’s Hospital and UMass Online well suited to collaborate in the design of educational and career opportunities.
The University of Massachusetts is a five-campus public research university system committed to advancing knowledge and transforming lives. Through its world-class educational programs, groundbreaking research enterprise, and its impactful community service and industry engagement activities, UMass harnesses the revolutionary spirit of Massachusetts to deliver an unparalleled student experience and serve as a national model of excellence.
While serving separate overall purposes, the alignment of the organizations’ missions around teaching, research, and commitment to public service make Partners HealthCare, Mass General, Brigham Health and UMass Online well suited to collaborate in the design of this educational and career opportunity.