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BCC Hosts Annual Berkshire STEM Career Fair
Nov 3, 2009
Berkshire Community College will host the 3rd Annual Berkshire STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering, and Math) Career Fair on its main campus, Friday morning, Nov. 20, in the Susan B. Anthony Center lounge and cafeteria. More than 400 local high school and college students are expected to attend.

The fair consists of two sessions from 8 to 10 and 9:30 to 11:30. Each session begins in the Boland Theatre of the college's Koussevitzky Arts Center with a brief introduction and keynote address by Kelly Baker, Senior Engineer at General Dynamics Advanced Information Systems.

Nearly 60 business, non-profit, municipal, and college representatives will be on hand to talk to students about the various science, technology, engineering, and math career options presently available in the Berkshires, and explain the postsecondary requirements of those careers.

Informational and interactive exhibits have been confirmed by General Dynamics, Covanta Energy Corp., IBEW Local 7 JATC, Crane & Co., Inc., Interprint, edm Architectural Services, Berkshire Health Systems, North Adams Regional Hospital, Friendly Pet Training, IEEE (Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers), BCREB Project Health, Tri-Town Health, Greylock Federal Credit Union, Jiminy Peak and EOS Ventures, The Chamberlain Group, LTI Smart Glass, Lansen Mold Co., Inc. Cavallero Plastics, Pittsfield Plastics, Pittsfield Fire Department, Pittsfield Police Department, Pittsfield Department of Public Works, Mass. Department of Transportation - Highway Division (Mass Highway), Armored Solutions, and the U. S. Marine Corps.

A wide variety of STEM related college programs, as well as admissions information, will be shared by faculty and representatives from BCC, MCLA and UMass-Amherst.

The fair is sponsored by the Berkshire STEM Pipeline Network, a collaboration by MCLA, BCC, K-12 school districts, and local businesses and organizations. The mission of the STEM initiative is to encourage students to prepare for STEM college programs and career opportunities, and to improve teacher preparation in STEM disciplines.

For more information, contact: Julie Hannum at BCC at 413-236-2180 or jhannum@berkshirecc.edu .

--11/12/2009--


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