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  • Former NARH employee Computer Training - Classes start Feb 2nd!

    There will be a FREE basic computer course offered on Mondays and Thursdays from 3:30-5:30PM at McCann Technical School in North Adams for former employees of North Adams Regional Hospital. The outline is listed below. Classes start February 2nd so please complete the attached application by January 28th. SPACE IS LIMITED so please register ASAP. Priority will be given to former NARH employees. Non-NARH job seekers will be placed on a wait list. Please return forms to BerkshireWorks, North Adams City Hall, Room 106, North Adams, MA (413) 672-0097 or (413) 672-0098 www.BerkshireWorks.org. Successful applicants will be informed by January 29th.

    Computer Training for Dislocated Workers
    MS Word Level 1, MS Excel Level 1, MS Excel Level 2
    Course length: 28 hours; 14 classes
    Course days: Monday & Thursday (3:30-5:30)
    Location: McCann Technical School, Room D108

    MS Word Level 1: Instructor: Regina Dastoli-Fierro (rdastoli@mccanntech.org)
    Session 1: Monday, February 2, 2015
    • Assessment of current computer technology/software knowledge and computer access
    • Introduction to computer technology
    • Lesson 1: Getting Started with Word
    • Lesson 2: Editing a Document
    • Lesson 3: Formatting Text and Paragraphs
    Session 2: Thursday, February 5, 2015
    • Lesson 4: Adding Tables
    • Lesson 5: Managing Lists
    Session 3: Monday, February 9, 2015
    • Lesson 6: Inserting Graphic Objects
    • Lesson 7: Controlling Page Appearance
    Session 4: Thursday, February 12, 2015
    • Lesson 8: Proofing a Document
    • Lesson 9: Customizing the Word Environment
    • Course/instructor evaluation

    MS Excel Level 1: Instructor: Pamela Dorwin (pdorwin@mccanntech.org)
    Session 5: Monday, February 23, 2015
    • Lesson 1: Getting Started with Excel
    • Lesson 2: Performing Calculations
    Session 6: Thursday, February 26, 2015
    • Math Refresher—Applying math concepts to Excel formulas

    Session 7: Monday, March 2, 2015
    • Lesson 3 : Modifying a Worksheet

    Session 8: Thursday, March 5, 2015
    • Lesson 4: Formatting a Worksheet

    Session 9: Thursday, March 12, 2015
    • Lesson 5: Printing Workbooks

    Session 10: Monday, March 16, 2015
    • Lesson 6: Managing Workbooks

    MS Excel Level 2: Instructor: Pamela Dorwin (pdorwin@mccanntech.org)
    Session 11: Thursday, March 19, 2015
    • Lesson 1: Customizing the Excel Environment
    • Lesson 2: Creating Advanced Formulas
    Session 12: Monday, March 23, 2015
    • Lesson 3: Analyzing Data with Functions and Conditional Formatting
    • Lesson 4: Organizing and Analyzing Datasets and Tables
    Session 13: Thursday, March 26, 2015
    • Lesson 5: Visualizing Data with Basic Charts

    Session 14: Monday, March 30, 2015
    • Lesson 6: Analyzing Data with PivotTables, Slicers, and PivotCharts
    • Course/instructor evaluation

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  • Berkshire Labor Market Report - December 2014

    Economist Robert Vinson developed a biannual Labor Market Report for the Berkshire County Regional Employment Board, Inc. Attached is the report which highlights the Massachusetts and Berkshire County labor supply and demand. The second report will be available in May 2015.
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  • Workforce Wednesday November 12th Labor Law Presentation

    MA Attorney General Office's Assistant Attorney General's presented to numerous Berkshire Businesses on November 12th. Here is a copy of the presentation. Please visit www.mass.gov/ago for more information.
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  • Berkshire Works Career Center - Youth Virtual Job Fair




  • 2014-2015 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.

    10 opportunities are available throughout the 2014-2015 school year!
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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 region’s 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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  • 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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