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State Awards Berkshire Community College Manufacturing Grant

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For the third straight year, Massachusetts has included Berkshire Community College in its Amp It Up!advanced manufacturing grant program.BCC plans to use a $10,000 matching grant to expand current manufacturing partnerships with the area’s vocational high schools. College Vice President for Community Education and Workforce Development Bill Mulholland says skilled workers are becoming more essential now that the Berkshire Innovation Center is moving along.

“It is the people capital that becomes the competitive weapon,” Mulholland said. “It’s about having a special capability; a thinking worker.”

Greenfield Community College, Central Massachusetts Workforce Investment Board and the Regional Employment Board of Hampden County also received grants.

Jim is WAMC’s Assistant News Director and hosts WAMC's flagship news programs: Midday Magazine, Northeast Report and Northeast Report Late Edition. Email: jlevulis@wamc.org
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