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Workforce Development: Advanced Manufacturing

Workforce Development: Advanced Manufacturing

Focusing on the Berkshires' advanced manufacturing sector

According to 1Berkshire's Berkshire Blueprint, manufacturing has the highest value added to the regional economy with a gross regional product of $917M. It also has a strong job multiplier of 4.8 to 1, meaning that for each manufacturing job created, 4.8 related jobs are created. One contributing factor to this statistic is the local supply chains created by manufacturing needs. 


Paul Mattingly, Director of Workforce Development: Advanced Manufacturing

Director of Workforce Development - Advanced Manufacturing
(413) 236-2121

With the average age of manufacturing workers at 54, the replacement need will be 45% in the next 3-5 years. Manufacturing has had a growth of 3.3% since 2010, but there will be a large gap in workforce as a result of the large segment of employees retiring, creating a greater opportunity for growth. 

In collaboration with area organizations such as the Berkshire Innovation Center, MassHire Berkshire Career Center and others, we are constantly looking for new ways to improve the skills people need to advance their careers. In addition to working with area organizations, we are also available to assist companies who are looking to upskill employees on new or emerging technologies.  


My name is Paul Mattingly, and I am the Director of Workforce Development: Advanced Manufacturing. I came to Berkshire Community College in the spring of 2020 after spending 13 years in various roles within the manufacturing and specialty metals distribution fields. I bring a passion for manufacturing to the college, along with the belief that manufacturing can provide a fulfilling and long-lasting career. I aim to help students and companies strengthen the manufacturing workforce of the region.  

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