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Community Education & Workforce Development

Community Education and Workforce Development

BCC's Workforce Development Priorities

The BCC Community Education & Workforce Development department has adopted the 1Berkshire Berkshire Blueprint 2.0 in shaping its educational goals.

In adopting the Berkshire Blueprint 2.0 philosophy, the College has identified three areas to focus its job training and skills building educational priorities on:

Healthcare

Hospitality

Advanced Manufacturing

Noncredit workshops, certifications, community education, trainings, webinars and more are being designed based on those three Blueprint priority areas to help the Berkshires thrive. 

Division of Business & Outreach

Questions or concerns?

Email: workshops@berkshirecc.edu 
Phone: 413–236-2115

Looking for Business Careers or Business Administration for credit programming? Check out the Programs and Classes section.

Select a concentration to learn more about BCC's Workforce Development programs.

Healthcare 
Workforce Development - Healthcare

Hospitality
Workforce Development - Healthcare

Advanced Manufacturing
Workforce Development - Advanced Manufacturing

With some of the highest job concentration in the county, and employing over 11,000 people, Healthcare is a significant industrial cluster in the Berkshires.

The Berkshires are world renowned for hospitality and tourism. Travelers from all over support our businesses, institutions, and workforce. 

This cluster brings in over $900,000,000 of Gross Regional Product and pays some of the highest average wages in the Berkshires.

Read more at 1Berkshire

Read more at 1Berkshire

Read more at 1Berkshire

For several years, Berkshire County leadership has felt a sense of cautious optimism that the tide is turning. New buildings, businesses, and partnerships are springing up everywhere. With the knowledge that Berkshire County has seen $1 billion in investment over the last three years, the writing is on the wall: the days of doom and gloom are over. The new Berkshire narrative is about growth and opportunity in a diversified regional economy, and there is room for everybody at the table."

1Berkshire Berkshire Blueprint 2.0  

BCC offers a wide range of noncredit learning opportunities for people of all ages.

Designed for self-improvement, vocational or recreational purposes, these initiatives are offered on-campus, throughout the county, and beyond. The college also participates in the economic development of Berkshire County through various collaborative efforts and an active business and industry development team

  • BCC Noncredit Workshops

    BCC's Community Education team develops, coordinates, and implements noncredit initiatives. The division serves people of all ages whose educational and training needs cannot be met through traditional college-credit programs. Noncredit workshops and seminars are offered throughout the year both on- and off-campus.

    Flexibility and close working relationships with community organizations, private industry and the public keep the division responsive to the needs and interests of the entire community.

    Check out our in-person or
    virtual non-credit workshops

 Additional Resources
  • Webinars

    The Business and Outreach Division has partnered with other Berkshires professionals and institutions to record a series of webinars.

    Community members are invited to join and participate as these webinars are recorded. Upcoming webinars are listed below as they're scheduled.

    View past recordings on the Webinars page

  • Fast track for Hospitality Program

    Berkshire Community College is pleased to present the online Fast Track Hospitality & Culinary Program offering 4 online certificate programs through the summer of 2020.

    These programs are offered free through a Massachusetts Department of Higher Education TRAIN (Training, Resources and Internship Network) Grant, with the intent of supporting the local Berkshires economy. Space is limited to grant funding and qualified applicants will be considered on a first-come, first-served basis.