Mass. Officials Announce Free Financial Course For Community Colleges


CAMBRIDGE, Mass. (WBZ NewsRadio) — The Massachusetts State Treasurer's Office announced on Thursday, a new partnership with a Cambridge company to offer a free financial literacy course to all community colleges across the state.

The State Treasurer's Office Of Economic Empowerment has come to an agreement with the Cambridge EdTech company Money Experience.

The agreement will allow community college students across the state to have free access to the company's financial learning tools.

"We have built a simulator to teach young people about how money works and how it effects your life and the things that you care about," said Money Experience CEO Jeet Singh.

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State Treasurer Deb Goldberg said that by partnering with Money Experience, community college students will have access to a resource that should help them learn to be fiscally healthy.

Goldberg created the Office of Economic Empowerment in 2014. "People of all ages and backgrounds need the skills required to navigate today's financial environment," she said.

The course will be available for a classroom setting or a self-paced virtual format.

All Massachusetts community colleges that would like to access the course can apply on the OEE's website.

WBZ NewsRadio's Carl Stevens (@carlwbz) Reports

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