Berkshire Applied Technology Council
As a founding member of the Berkshire Applied Technology Council (BATC), a collaborative
of regional employers and educators, BCC plays a crucial role in helping the council
to deliver an integrated system for technical learning in the Berkshires.
The educational core of the BATC is a "2 + 2 + 2" program known as TechPath and administered
by BCC. Designed for both students and incumbent workers, the program consists of
mathematics and science curricula coupled with specialized training and industry applications.
The complete program, which results in a bachelor's degree, includes the junior and
senior years of high school, two years of community college, and two years at a private
or public college or university. Participants may enter or leave the program at any
point. 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.
For more information, call 413-236-2125.
The primary beneficiaries of BATC and the council's other programs include:
- Students and incumbent workers who develop the necessary skills for a high-tech career;
- Employers who are able to tap a larger pool of qualified job applicants; and
- The region as a whole as its reputation for business development and a center for
technical excellence continues to grow.