Focusing on the Berkshires' areas of opportunity
In collaboration with other area organizations - the Berkshire Innovation Center,
MassHire Berkshire Career Center and local employers - we are actively looking for
ways to introduce and support skill-building that advances careers. According to 1Berkshire's Berkshire Blueprint, manufacturing has perhaps the highest value added for our region's economy. The value in this case means that for each manufacturing job created, 4.8 other related jobs
are added. Technology, making and manufacturing have come together in ways that are
inspiring - and these connections are reshaping our job sites and the type, range
and number of positions offered in industry.
Manufacuturing has changed tremendously over the past decade. Working with computers
to design and fabricate products has become a hot area for creative makers and hands-on
learners looking for growth and opportunity.
Currently the average age of manufacturing workers is 54. As employees retire, and as new companies continue to develop here in the Berkshires,
the opportunities for growth in small-batch making, advanced manufacturing techniques,
technology and computer assisted design are strong.
This Fall, we have Tuition Free, Campus to Career, workforce development programs with stipends available in these Manufacturing and
- Advanced Manufacturing Technician - a pathway to a high paying industry position
- Digital Marketing & E-commerce - turn an interest in online tools into a new career
- IT Support - start a new career as an IT Support Professional
- Making and Manufacturing - advanced tool-use for makers and hands-on learners
- Project Management - develop the sought-after skills needed for this in-demand role
Let us know about your interest!