ABOUT THE MASSHIRE BERKSHIRE WORKFORCE BOARD
The MassHire Berkshire Workforce Board (BWB) plays a vital role in addressing employment needs in Berkshire County. We collaborate with industry, education and workforce organizations to design and implement workforce development programs that enhance the skills of both youth and adults in the region. Our focus is on creating pathways for young individuals to access career readiness activities while also catering to the requirements of businesses.
The BWB consists of experienced and influential leaders from the business and community sectors, appointed by the Mayor of Pittsfield to represent the thirty-two communities in Berkshire County. The board not only oversees federally funded employment and training services but also takes on a broader responsibility of addressing important labor market issues and forging strategic partnerships with local leaders in various sectors, including economic development, education, government agencies, chambers of commerce, community organizations, and labor groups.