Berkshire Community College (BCC) will host the 7th Annual Berkshire STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering, and Math) Career Fair for local high school students at its main campus on Fri., Nov. 22 in the Susan B. Anthony Center lounge and cafeteria. More than 400 local high school and college students from throughout the county are expected to attend. BCC students are also invited.
The Fair runs from 8:30 a.m. to 11:45 a.m. A joint Plenary Session will take place in the Boland Theatre of the College's Koussevitzky Arts Center at 10 a.m.
More than 30 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 to consider in the Berkshires, and to explain the postsecondary requirements of those careers.
Confirmed exhibitors/employers include: AMP it up! Advanced Manufacturing Program; APEX Resource Technologies; Bayer Material Science; Sheffield Plastics; Berkshire Community College - Admissions and college departments (Engineering, Facilities Management, Health Careers, Manufacturing Technologies); Berkshire Medical Center - Medical Technology Department; Berkshire Medical Center - Robotics Department; Cavallero Plastics; City of Pittsfield - Fire Department; City of Pittsfield - Health Department; City of Pittsfield - Office of Community Development; Commonwealth of Massachusetts - Division of Professional Licensure; Commonwealth of Massachusetts - Department of Transportation, Highway Division; Crane & Co. Inc.; edm; General Dynamics - Advanced Information Systems; Housatonic Valley Association; (IEEE) Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers Inc.; LTI Smart Glass; Massachusetts Biotechnology Council; Massachusetts College of Liberal Arts (MCLA) - Admissions; Mount Everett FIRST Robotics Team and the University of Massachusetts, Amherst - Stockbridge School of Agriculture.
BCC Vice President for Student Affairs & Enrollment Services Michael Bullock will welcome students. Massachusetts State Representative Tricia Farley-Bouvier will provide a statewide STEM overview.
A panel discussion moderated by BCC Vice President for Community Education and Workforce Development William Mulholland will follow. Panelists will include: Hannah DeLisle, director of quality at Boyd Technologies and Nick Grizey, production manager of Cavallero Plastics Inc. An AMP it up! video featuring Interprint will also be shown.
The Stem Career Fair is sponsored by the Berkshire STEM Pipeline Network, a cooperative regional effort with representatives from MCLA, BCC, Pittsfield Public Schools and local businesses and organizations. The mission of the STEM initiative is to encourage students to prepare for STEM careers, and to improve teacher preparation in STEM disciplines.
The Fair is closed to the general public.