The Berkshire Innovation Center FutureTech Careers Initiative seeks to ensure that our region and our employers have the talent to sustain existing and anticipated growth, as well as benfit from the emerging opportunities that play well into the strengths of the Commonwealth of Massachusetts. The initiative leverages the Berkshire Innovation Center (BIC) and the BIC network of industry, academic, and governmental partners to engage and inspire young adults, educators, vulnerable populations, the underemployed, and displaced members of the workforce to expose them to sectors poised for accelerated growth and connect them with career opportunities and pathways in the industries that are generating the most jobs and driving the economic health of our region. Check back frequently as we roll out this initiative and update this webpage.
The BETA Program is an intensive six-week experiential learning program for High School Juniors and Seniors with an interest in pursuing a career in technology, advanced manufacturing, or the life sciences.
The Challenge offers an opportunity for children from third to eighth grade (ages 8-14) to build their science and computer skills while designing and programming a robot to complete a challenge based on a real-world theme. Students work in teams toward a competitive goal while learning problem-solving, teamwork, and good sportsmanship.
In this course, students will grapple with big questions related to accelerating change and how our society will adapt to the future of work. Whether their interest is in technology, politics, business, economics or social activism, they will come out of the course with valuable new perspectives, a recognition of how they can shape their own education, and an enhanced personal resume.
Girls Who Code is a nonprofit that inspires, educates, and equips young women with computing skills to pursue 21st-century careers. We believe that all girls are capable of making a positive impact on the world through computer science. We are leading the movement to close the gender gap in technology and change the image of what a programmer looks like. Join us!
The Berkshire STEM Pipeline Network is part of a state-wide initiative bringing together educators and businesses for the improvement of STEM education and workforce development within our community. The Network was created to increase student interest in STEM areas and increase student achievement in order to prepare high school graduates to be civically and college and/or career ready.
Click here for the recording of a fascinating discussion with Professor Joe Coughlin, Founder and Director of MIT's AgeLab, on the future of growing older. An OLLI at Berskhire Community College event in partnership with the Berkshire Innovation Center, 1Berkshire, Berkshire SuperGenarians, and Age Friendly Berkshires.