MA Casino Career Training Institute Trains Card Dealers | Connecting Point | Mar. 13, 2018


>>>MASSACHUSETTS CASINO CAREER
TRAINING INSTITUTE IS A WORK FORCE DEVELOPMENT ORGANIZATION
THAT HAS PARTNERED WITH HOLYOKE COMMUNITY COLLEGE, SPRINGFIELD
TECHNICAL COMMUNITY COLLEGE, AND MGM TO RUN A 10-WEEK TRAINING
COURSE IN THE HEART OF DOWNTOWN SPRINGFIELD. PROSPECTIVE STUDENTS LEAVE WITH
SKILLS NECESSARY TO BECOME DEALERS AS WELL AS OTHER AREAS
OF CASINO OPERATIONS. PRODUCER ALEJANDRO CAMERON
VISITED THE INSTITUTE’S MOCK CASINO FLOOR TO BRING US THIS
REPORT.>>IT’S A TRADE, IT’S A TOOL
THAT YOU CAN USE ANYWHERE, AND FOR THE REST OF YOUR LIFE.>>WE’RE JUST IN OUR THIRD WEEK
HERE OF THE SCHOOL HERE. BUT WE HAVE DONE THIS PROGRAM IN
PRINCE GEORGES COUNTY IN MARYLAND AND A COUPLE OTHER
LOCATIONS WHERE WE’VE DEVELOPED SOME CASINOS. BUT WE’RE JUST IN WEEK THREE
RIGHT NOW, WE’RE TAKING BABY STEPS.>>THAT WAS GOOD.>>SO THE PURPOSE OF THE SCHOOL
IS FOR PEOPLE TO COME HERE AND GET THE TRAINING THEY NEED SO
THEY CAN BE DEALERS. THEY COULD DEAL POKER, BLACK
JACK, CRAPS, ROULETTE, ALL THE GAMES THAT MGM WILL HAVE
AVAILABLE ONCE THE CASINO OPENS. THEY CAN GET THE SKILLS THEY
NEED SO THEY ARE EMPLOYABLE BY MGM ULTIMATELY.>>WE WANT TO REVITALIZE
WHATEVER AREA WE’RE GOING INTO, SO OBVIOUSLY DOWNTOWN
SPRINGFIELD BEWANT TO EMPLOY THE PEOPLE IN THE COMMUNITY AND
WE’VE GOT TO GIVE PEOPLE THE SKILLS THAT THEY’RE GOING TO
NEED TO SUCCEED WITH US. PEOPLE CAN REINVENT THEIR LIVES,
HAVE A SECOND CAREER, WHATEVER THEY CHOOSE, BUT THE DRIVE IS TO
REALLY SUPPORT THE COMMUNITY, BRING BACK THE ECONOMIC ENGINE
THAT SHOULD BE HERE AND EMPLOY THE PEOPLE.>>I’VE ALWAYS WANTED TO DO THIS
IN MY YOUNGER DAYS AND I NEVER DID IT. NATURALLY YOU HAD TO GO TO LAS
VEGAS. BUT THEN MGM CAME HERE TO
SPRINGFIELD AND I SAW AN OPPORTUNITY TO DO SOMETHING THAT
I WANTED TO, SO I FIGURED LET ME TAKE A SHOT AT IT.>>WE’RE IN THE MIDDLE OF TWO
10-WEEK SESSIONS, THE FIRST ONE HAS A BLACK JACK CLASS, THEN
WE’LL START A SEND SESSION OF 10 WEEKS WHICH WOULD EITHER TAKE
CRAPS, ARE ROULETTE.>>I LOVE IT. MY EXPERIENCE HERE HAS BEEN MORE
THAN I THOUGHT. AFTER BEING HERE, STARTING MY
SECOND WEEK, IT’S A LOT MORE EXCITING, A LOT MORE INTERESTING
THAN I THOUGHT IT WOULD HAVE BEEN TO START.>>ONCE THEIR DONE AND NAY GET
THEIR CERTIFICATE, EL WE’LL HOW HOW —
AUDITION FOR MGM AND MAKE A DECISION ON WHETHER WE WANT TO
MOVE FORWARD WITH THEM.>>IT GIVES ME AN OPPORTUNITY TO
START SOMETHING NEW AND DIFFERENT, AND I’M VERY EXCITED.>>IT A VERY EXPERIENCE ORIENTED
TRAINING, THEY’RE HANDING CARDS, THEY’RE IN ACTIVE PLAY
THROUGHOUT THE DAY. EACH WEEK THERE’S A QUIZ TO MAKE
SURE PEOPLE ARE LEARN AND IF THEY NEED EXTRA HELP THE SCHOOL
IS OPEN ON SATURDAYS FOR PEOPLE WHO NEED THE EXTRA HELP.>>THE SECOND DAY WE GOT HERE
THE ELEVATOR DIDN’T FUNCTION, SO ACTUALLY HAD TO USE THE STAIRS,
AND IT WAS NINE FLIGHTS UP. AS I GOT IN THE DOOR I HEARD
SOMEBODY SAY THEY WERE GOING TO SEND SOMEBODY DOWN TO SEE IF I
COULD MAKE IT BECAUSE I HAVE A LITTLE BIT OF A KNEE INJURY. I SAID REALLY, JUST TAKE YOUR
TIME.>>WITH THE STUDENTS I JUST LOVE
WATCHING THEIR ENTHUSIASM, EVEN FROM DAY ONE FROM THE BEGINNING
OF CLASS AT 8:00 A.M. TO BY
11:15 AND THEY WERE ABLE ACTUALLY TO HOLD THE CHECKS AND
HANDLE THE CHECKS AND IT WAS LIKE WOW. SO FOUR HOURS MAKES A BIG
DIFFERENCE I. JUST LOVE WATCHING THEIR ENTHUSIASM, THEIR
PROGRESS, THROUGH THEIR EYES.>>THIS IS TRULY AN OPPORTUNITY
FOR RESIDENTS IN SPRINGFIELD AND SURROUNDING AREAS TO GAIN SKILLS
SO THEY CAN GET A JOB WITH AN INTERNATIONAL COMPANY. THE CLASSES THAT YOU TAKE HERE
ARE EXTREMELY AFFORDABLE AS COMPARED TO OTHER AREAS OF THE
COUNTRY THAT TEACH GAMING AS WELL. AND MGM HAS ANNOUNCED A TUITION
REIMBURSEMENT PROGRAM, SO IF YOU COME TO SCHOOL, PASS TWO
CLASSES, TAKE THE AUDITION, AND ARE GAINFULLY EMPLOYED BY MGM
AND STAY WITH THEM FOR A YEAR, NAY WILL REIMBURSE YOU ALL THE
COST OF EDUCATION. AN OPPORTUNITY TO REALLY REMAKE
YOUR CAREER.>>GOING TO BE ABLE TO WORK
ANYWHERE IN THE WORLD FOR MGM WOULD BE FANTASTIC. OPENS UP LOTS OF DOORS AND
OPPORTUNITIES FOR MYSELF AND MY FAMILY.

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