Please let us know what tuition free, campus to career programs you might be interested
in this Fall by filling out this brief form.
Learn about upcoming programs
Our areas of programming are:
Noncredit workshops, certifications, community education, trainings, webinars and
more are being designed based on the Berkshire Blueprint 2.0 priority areas to help the region's workforce thrive.
Select a concentration to learn more about BCC's Workforce Development programs.
Health & Wellness
Food, Culture & the Local Economy
Making & 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.
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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."
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'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.
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
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