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  • Berkshire Labor Market Report - May 2014

    Economist Robert Vinson presented the Berkshire County Labor Market Report at the quarterly Workforce Wednesday event on June 18th. Attached is the report which highlights the Massachusetts and Berkshire County labor supply and demand.
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  • Enhanced C.N.A. Course Application - Pittsfield begins July15, 2014

    The Enhanced CNA course provides work readiness, medical encounter, life skills, essential math, CNA certification, and enhanced training in restorative and acute care. Applications will be accepted until July 14, 2014. Late applications will be considered if space is available.

    Please contact Colleen Rossi at health@berkshireREB.org or (413) 442-7177 x153 for more information.

    This program is a collaboration between the Berkshire County Regional Employment Board, BerkshireWorks, Berkshire Health Systems, Berkshire Community College, Mildred Elley, Berkshire Health Care Systems, Northern Berkshire Healthcare and McCann Technical School.

    The program is paid for through the State of Massachusetts Workforce Competitiveness Trust Fund. Administration is provided by the Commonwealth Corporation and is managed locally by the BCREB.
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  • FY2015 Workforce Business Plan Development

    The Berkshire County Regional Employment Board, Inc. (BCREB), in partnership with our Chief Elected Official, Mayor Daniel Bianchi of Pittsfield, is required to prepare a Fiscal Year 2015 Workforce Development Business Plan for Berkshire County for submission to the Executive Office of Labor and Workforce Development. This planning document articulates the regionís priorities and workforce development strategies and revisits the broad scope of how the Workforce Investment Act system will be coordinated with other systems providing employment and training services to improve services for both job seekers and employers.

    For FY15, the Massachusetts Executive Office of Labor and Workforce Development is requiring that the plan include a narrative of services, performance and participant planning forms and the budget for how funds will be allocated. The comprehensive plan can be found after June 12, 2014 on the BCREB website www.bcreb.com.

    The Chief Elected Official and the BCREB are seeking public comment on the proposed plan. Interested parties may submit written comments regarding this document to the BCREB by June 12th, 2014 in order to be included with the plan. All questions or comments should be directed to Heather Boulger at Heather@berkshireREB.org.
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  • Berkshire County Connecting Activities Video

    The Berkshire County Regional Employment Board, Inc. has strong partnerships with all the public school districts in the region to offer a series of career awareness, exploration and immersion programs to students. Please contact Heather S. Williams for more information at
    413-442-7177 x151 / youth@berkshirereb.org.
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  • 2013-2014 STEM Teacher Externship Opportunities

    The Berkshire County Regional Employment Board (BCREB) is accepting applications for teacher externships in Science, Technology, Engineering & Math (STEM) fields. Selected participants will receive a $500 stipend for 15 hours spent in a STEM externship experience in partnership with local companies.

    15 opportunities are available throughout the current 2013-2014 school year!

    Externships are opportunities for teachers to engage themselves within the business community to learn about industry-specific skills and discover real-world applications related to their curriculum. By participating in an externship, teachers are able to enrich their curriculum with learned foundational and industry-specific skills required for success in the 21st Century workplace and understand the importance of school-to-work activities for high school students.

    Please click on the 'more' link below for additional information and to obtain a copy of the application.
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  • Workforce Wednesday June 19th Labor Law Presentation

    MA Attorney General Office's Assistant Attorney General Barbara DeSouza presented to numerous Berkshire Businesses on June 19th. Here is a copy of the presentation. Please visit www.mass.gov/ago for more information.
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  • Attention Berkshire County Employers! BCREB Employer Engagement Initiative

    Attention Berkshire County Employers! Please visit www.berkshirejobs4youth.org to learn more about the BCREB's Employer Engagement Initiative!
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