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Environmental Sciences Career Day

For BCC Students…….

Are you interested in studying environmental sciences
but are not sure about the work that you might be able to do with the degree?

Would you like to hear from professionals in the field?

Hear from BCC environmental sciences alumni/ae and others working in five completely different types of environmental jobs.

You will also begin to write your resume and explore summer job and internship resources.

Where: Hoffman

When: Friday, February 6, 12-2 p.m.

Call to register: 236-1611

(A casual lunch will be served.)

FAFSA DAY BCC

FAFSA Day Massachusetts
(formerly COLLEGE GOAL SUNDAY)

Sunday, January 25, 2015
1:00 – 4:00 pm
BCC’s Main Campus, Pittsfield

On Sunday, January 25, from 1:00 – 4:00, BCC’s financial aid staff will be joined by financial aid professionals from MCLA, Bard College at Simon’s Rock and Williams College to provide free assistance to local families applying for college financial aid for the 2015-2016 academic year.

This event known as FAFSA Day Massachusetts will take place at BCC’s Main Campus for the first time:
• Students/families new to the financial aid process will participate in a 1½ hour guided presentation in K-111.
• Those who are ready to file their FAFSA will go directly to computer classrooms or the Computer Lab where support personnel will be on hand to assist them as needed.
• We will also staff a “Fast Track” table in K-Lobby for those with quick questions.

Please help spread the word to students, family, friends and neighbors who could benefit from our expertise. Online workshop registration at www.FAFSADay.org is strongly recommended.

FAFSA Day Massachusetts mobilizes financial aid professionals from colleges across the Commonwealth to help families of college-bound students with the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) at www.fafsa.gov, the application required of all students seeking grant or loan assistance, and with the CSS PROFILE, an application required by certain colleges in addition to the FAFSA.

Locally, this free workshop is sponsored by The Learning Connection Inc./Educational Opportunity Center in cooperation with financial aid professionals from Berkshire County’s four colleges.

FAFSA Day Massachusetts programs are administered annually by the Massachusetts Association of Student Financial Aid Administrators (MASFAA), with funding for such programs across the nation provided by the Lumina Foundation for Education.

 

Call 413-236-1641 for more information.

Career Planning Seminar for Students: Internships and Jobs, Interviews and Resumes

Friday, February 20, 2015

Are you thinking about a summer job or internship as a way to get started in your career?

Would you like to meet alumni/ae and professionals in a variety of fields, and talk with them, in small groups, about interviews and job searches?

The Career Day, Career Planning Seminar is an intensive 2 1/2 hour, resource and information packed event.  Learn about Resumes, Interviews, your Social Media profile.

Registration is required.  Call 236-1611 or 236-1605

A casual lunch will be served.

Molari Employment Services Open House

Molari Employment Services & Healthcare Services

OPEN HOUSE

January 14

10 a.m. – 2 p.m.

80 Center Street, Pittsfield MA

Immediate Openings:

CNA/PCA/HHA

THE POSITIONS BELOW REQUIRE 6 MONTHS EXPERIENCE

Administrative Assistants
Accounting and Finance
Medical Assistants
Customer Service
Manufacturing
Engineering
Computer Technology
Certified Welding
NEW JOBS AVAILABLE DAILY

 

Youth Entrepreneurial Apprenticeship/BCC South

Schumacher Center and BerkShares will be partnering with Railroad Street Youth Project and Berkshire Community College’s South County Center to offer an Entrepreneurial Apprenticeship to South County youth ages 14-25 this winter. Berkshire Community College’s South County Center will host the eight-week long course in one of its state-of-the-art classrooms starting January 20th.

As many of us know, the Berkshire region’s economy has undergone a transformation over the last generation and more. What had been an economy grounded in manufacturing now tends towards the service sector. A combination of low-wage jobs and high housing costs has made it especially difficult to retain the area’s youth. The County’s population is declining and the median age of Berkshire residents is now 45.

At the same time, however, Berkshire County has a thriving independent business community with many examples of successful small or medium-sized businesses and many experienced business people. The Berkshires also have an abundance of renewable natural resources — hardwood forests, rivers and agriculture — all of which can provide energy and inputs to make the things people need and want. The Entrepreneurial Apprenticeship will focus on the following question: “What kind of businesses can young people start in the Berkshires by harnessing the available human and natural resources in a sustainable way?” The course will emphasize opportunities for import replacement in the essential areas of food, clothing, energy, transportation and shelter.

Throughout the course guest speakers from the local business community will offer stories from their own experience as inspiration to the budding entrepreneurs participating in the program. Other local business experts will present on particular subjects, such as marketing and bookkeeping. Yet others will serve as mentors to the participants as they develop their business ideas.

By offering training for entrepreneurship, this business-planning course will dovetail with R.S.Y.P.’s existing Apprenticeship programs, which offer high school students real-world experience in a number of different fields. The course will culminate in March with a public presentation of business plans where each participant will be awarded 200 BerkShares.

If you or someone you know is interested in participating please contact Jocelyn Vassos at R.S.Y.P. by email or at 413.528.2475 ext. 905 before January 16th.

Veteran Rep from Berkshire Works, South County office hours

Starting on January 7, I am scheduled to start going back to the Great Barrington satellite to meet with any vets who would like my services. If anyone has a veteran they want to refer to me, I would be more than glad to work with them. My schedule is going to be changing some starting next week. Monday and Thursdays I will be in the Pittsfield office from 8AM to 4PM, Friday I will be available from 9AM to 4PM. Wednesdays I will be at the North Adams City Hall office starting at 8. Then once school opens after the holidays (Jan 7?) I will be at the Great Barrington office from 10 AM to 2 PM.

Any questions or comments please feel free to email me or call me at the number below.

Thanks
Dave Nash
Vet Rep
BerkshireWorks
160 North Street
Pittsfield, MA 01201
(413) 499-2220 ext 211