Berkshire Blueprint seeks public comment

On behalf of the Berkshire Regional Skills Team, the Berkshire County Regional Employment Board, Inc. (BCREB) has prepared a DRAFT Berkshire Labor Market Blueprint for submission to the Massachusetts Workforce Skills Cabinet as required by the Workforce Innovation and Opportunity Act.

Created by Governor Charles Baker, the Skills Cabinet is comprised of the Secretariats from the Executive Office of Education, Labor and Workforce Development, and Housing and Economic Development, and is charged with creating and implementing a strategy to ensure that individuals can develop and continuously improve their skills and knowledge to meet the varying hiring needs of employers across the Commonwealth.

Following a prescribed template as outlined by the state, Berkshire Regional Skills Team, comprised of regional leaders representing the three executive branches and other community leaders, have drafted components of the Blueprint between May 2017-January 2018 The federal legislation requires that the document include a 30-day public comment period.

Interested parties can obtain a draft of the Berkshire Labor Market Blueprint by visiting the website. Berkshire Blueprint 2018.  Paper copies are also available at the BCREB Office at 66 Allen Street, Pittsfield, MA 01201 between the hours of 8AM-4PM.


Comments must be submitted in writing, no later than March 2, 2018 to:

Heather Boulger, Executive Director

Berkshire County Regional Employment Board, Inc.

66 Allen Street

Pittsfield, MA 01201



All comments will be reviewed and incorporated into the final Berkshire Workforce Blueprint and submitted to the Commonwealth by March 9th, 2018. Thank you in advance for your input.

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